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  • Office and Works: 264-272 Monitor Street; 345-347 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
  • 262 Monitor Street (several locations)
  • Factory: 481 Driggs Ave. (corner N. 10 St.)
  • Bklyn Vault Light Co., Henry HELD, proprietor.
  • "As the Brooklyn Vault Light Co. the business was located at 481 Driggs Ave. from 1896 to 1904, Norman Ave. corner of N. Henry St. from 1905 to 1910, 254 Monitor St. from 1911 to 1931, and 262 Monitor St. from 1932 to 1958. All of these are Brooklyn addresses." —Walter Grutchfield


  • 1896 · Henry Held Takes over old Towle Vault Light Co.
  • 1958 · End of operations
Brooklyn Vault Light Co Brooklyn Vault Light Company ad from Real estate record and builders' guide, 1897 [Columbia University]


  • Henry Held, President
  • Louis Hinrichs, Vice-President
  • John J. Sigrist, Secretary & Treasurer
  • "Manufacturers of Vault Lights, Roof Lights and Patent Light Work"
  • "The Brooklyn Vault Light Co., manufacturers of vault lights, skylights and patent light work of every description, contemplate building larger quarters to better provide for the great increase of their business, which has outgrown recent extensions and improvements of plant. Their orders include nearly all of the new school buildings and much work for the leading contracting builders. For the Geo. A. Fuller Co. they equipped the new mercantile building on the southeast corner of Spring and Mercer sts. The office and factory of the Brooklyn Vault Light Co. are at No. 481 Diggs av, corner of North 10th st. Brooklyn. Telephone 399B Williamsburgh." —Record and Guide, Oct 13, 1900