Sneak a Peek Inside the Atmospheric Interiors of the Lott House During Archtober

Photo by Susan De Vries


The eighth annual Archtober festival is bringing a slew of architecture related events to the city and in Brooklyn this means it’s a rare chance to get a look inside the amazing interiors of the historic Hendrick I. Lott House.

Located in Marine Park and one of the oldest residences in Brooklyn, the house dates from about 1720 with later additions and interior alterations. After the death of the last resident in 1989, the house sat vacant for more than a decade.

While the exterior of the house at at 1940 East 36th Street has been restored, the interior work awaits. Until then, it remains a time-capsule — with original woodwork, peeling wallpaper and the accumulated possessions of a family over time.

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Photo by Susan De Vries

The historic interior isn’t open to the public on a regular basis, but Friends of the Lott House, which operates the site in conjunction with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the Historic House Trust, is offering multiple touring opportunities as part of Archtober. The tours will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on October 6, 7, 27 and 28. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

To check out what other architecture happenings are going on around the city you can check out the full Archtober calendar here. Archtober is a month-long festival in New York City celebrating architecture and design.

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