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Saucer magnolias aren’t the only item worth sniffing out at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Landmarks and Preservation Commission officially deemed the Garden’s Laboratory Administration Building a city landmark last month, declaring it “one of McKim, Mead & White’s most significant later commissions.”

The Tuscan revival building was built between 1912 and 1917. Commission Chairman Robert Tierney celebrated “its extraordinary cupola and octagonal roofs,” but we like the building because that’s where the public toilets are located.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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