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The construction of 55 Washington Street, 1907— one of the Gair buildings in DUMBO.

Our partners at Etsy are also our neighbors — they are right around the corner from us in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. And like the building that is home to west elm at the corner of Front & Main, the Etsy offices are part of a number buildings that have been around since the early 20th century. In a recent Etsy Blog post, Chappell Ellison dives into the history of the Etsy building and its relationship to the invention of cardboard and paper packaging — a fascinating look at our shared history of the neighborhood!

Check it out: Etsy Blog | Inventing the Cardboard Box.

Image: The Skyscraper Museum via Etsy Blog

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