Save the Vitagraph Smokestack! Sign the Petition!

The Vitagraph Studio as seen in Motography


The Vitagraph smokestack in Brooklyn, NY, over 110 years old, will soon be torn down unless we rally to stop it.

The smokestack, at East 15th Street and Locust Avenue, is an artifact of Vitagraph Studios, a silent film company founded by J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith in 1897. It is now shrouded in scaffolding after permits were filed to erect a heavy duty sidewalk shed and pipe scaffold at the location.

The smokestack is visible from the Q train as you approach the Avenue M subway station.

You can follow the campaign on Facebook here. Sign the petition here.

Addendum: The developer of The Vitagraph Apartments decided to keep the smokestack. It will live on!