The Austin, Nichols & Company, Inc. Warehouse was rehabilitated from a vacant building into market-rate residential units. Powers & Company, Inc. successfully listed the Austin, Nichols & Co., Inc. Warehouse on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 and provided expert guidance in the rehabilitation phase so that the project qualified for the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive program.
Located on the Brooklyn waterfront, the building was designed by notable architect Cass Gilbert in 1914 as a processing and distribution center for Austin, Nichols & Company, the world’s largest wholesale grocery business at the time. The company was later known for its Wild Turkey brand whiskey. The warehouse is an early testament to the significance of reinforced concrete and to the comprehensive range of Gilbert’s later work.