Domino Refinery Walk

Janes Walk

Led By Geoffrey Cobb, New York Irish History Roundtable Vice President for Local History

Join author of ” The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King” Geoffrey Cobb as he explains the history of the Domino plant, which was the largest sugar refinery in the world and the linchpin in the “Sugar Trust.” The tour focuses on the brutal conditions for the thousands of workers who toiled and died working in the landmarked building now undergoing a controversial luxury renovation.

Saturday, May 4
11:00 AM
1-2 hours

Walk Details
Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
exterior of the Domino Sugar refinery
Domino Sugar refinery. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Beyond My Ken. Modifications: photo cropped.
Meeting Location

Group will meet at Grand Street in front of the Gantry Cranes Ramp access. Park Address is 15 River Street Brooklyn, New York 11249


B32, Q59 to Kent Avenue and South 1st Street.

Finding your walk leader

I will be holding a copy of my book " The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King and I will be wearing a purple Erasmus Hall shirt.

Ending Location

Same as start of the tour

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