C. B. J. Snyder's story could answer the question: why do some New York City schools look like cathedrals and others look like prisons?
The Abandoned School inside Erasmus Hall in Flatbush, Brooklyn and the Stained Glass Gems In the School Complex
Inside Brooklyn's Erasmus Hall, one of the oldest schools in the country, sits the original wooden clapboard school building that dates to 1786.
Even pragmatic New Yorkers could not resist referencing the architecture of European nobility and the architecture in NYC clearly shows a castle-like influence.
Nestled in the middle of Brooklyn lies one of New York’s most precious yet unrecognized treasures — Erasmus Hall.