Closing Bell: Two House Tours This Weekend

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Add the Boerum Hill house tour to your to-do list this weekend, along with the Prospect Lefferts Garden house tour we wrote about earlier this month. Both take place this Sunday.

The Boerum Hill tour begins and ends at the Invisible Dog Art Center at 51 Bergen Street and takes place from 1 to 5 pm. It includes six houses and two gardens. For more information, check the website of the Boerum Hill Association.

The first Prospect Lefferts Garden house tour took place in 1970 1969 to show the diversity of the neighborhood. This year is the 100th anniversary of Chester Court, the well known cul-de-sac with Tudor style row houses, and one of them will be on the tour. The tour takes place from 12 to 5 pm. For more information, see the website of the Prospect Lefferts Manor Association.

Both tours offer a discount on tickets purchased in advance; tickets are $25 on the day of the tour. Tour takers who present a PLG tour brochure at the Boerum Hill tour will get in for $10.

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  • The PLG tour actually started in 1969, not 1970; it’s “only” the 44th annual tour because we skipped a year about 30 years ago. FWIW I’d probably not have bought my house had I not taken a chance and gone on a tour of that little-known neighborhood in 1874. I’ve worked on every tour since ’75 and was even in charge of it for a couple of years long ago.

    The discount arrangement with Boerum Hill works both ways; we too will sell you a ticket for $10 with a Boreum Hill brochure, BUT anyone who really wants to see both would be well advised to start with PLG because we open an hour earlier and you’d need that extra time, and a lot of stamina, to do both tours.

  • Whoops–1974, but sometimes It feels like it could have been a hundred years earlier