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THE BALLROOM BUILDING The Miller Grand Ballroom was completed around 1901.  Later called the Grand Paradise Ballroom it was host to many concerts and wedding receptions.  With two dance floors divisible into four, and two kitchens, it was one of the largest in the city.  One of the two kitchens was a Chinese kitchen offering the novelty of a Chinese food catered affair. The original design of the ballroom building was in keeping with the taste of the time and included glass bead sconces and marble walls with terrazzo floors. Sometime in the early 60’s the ballroom building was renovated and many of the earlier details were lost, however many still remain.  In the lobby the first walls you see as you walk in are the original 1901 marble walls with beaded light sconces very similar to those aboard the contemporary ship Titanic.


ballroom building in April ballroom building in a snow storm in december old sign which hung at corner of havemeyer and grand on the ballroom building.  removed under order of the buildings department
photo of entrance of the ballroom building grand paradise ballroom/ miller grand ballroom in the 1920's lighted coat check sign
view out the window of what is now unit 2B  in the main ballroom at the ballroom building in williamsburg brooklyn main ballroom 1999 again elevator at the ballroom building - goes from basement to roof and every floor in between

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front door with intercom and digital  security camera main stairway at the ballroom building
main stair landing on 4th floor at the ballroom building   loft 2D in ballroom building 318 grand street williamsburg brooklyn
2C under construction in 2000 first annual barn dance 1946 grand paradise ballroom sat eve. nov. 16 barn dance 1950  saturday november 12 fourth annual grand parade ballroom / 318 granisd street
brooklyn eagle newspaper monday jan 4, 1954 / dinner to be held at the grand paradise ballroom to raise money to support immigrants displaced by WW2 old walkin converted to bathroom in loft 2J at the ballroom building 318 grand street williamsburg brooklyn
laundry room at the Ballroom Building in Williamsburg Brooklyn fully sprinklered building large supermarklet across the street
halloween party 1998 halloween party 1998
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  loft 2B during construction in 2000 / kristy