The Wooden House Project and Brooklyn Historical Society have teamed up to give a walking tour of Wallabout this Saturday. The recently landmarked, traditionally working class neighborhood between Clinton Hill and the Navy Yard is renowned for its large number of pre-Civil War wood frame houses.
The tour will discuss some of the challenges to preserving them and the history of the area. Poet Walt Whitman’s former digs is one of the notable houses on the tour.
The tour starts at 11 am at the intersection of Myrtle and Vanderbilt avenues. Tickets may be purchased in advance here. For more information, visit the Brooklyn Historical Society or The Wooden House Project.
Photo by the Wooden House Project