The Bed Stuy part of a 19th century neighborhood once known as the Eastern District is full of interesting history and architecture and you can immerse yourself in knowledge with a Municipal Art Society jaunt through the area. The Eastern District once comprised parts of modern-day Bed Stuy, Bushwick and Williamsburg.
In the Bed Stuy section of it, the once rural landscape of the area gave way to a neighborhood of large homes belonging to wealthy German-Americans in the 19th century before another wave of development brought educational and religious organizations, apartments and swaths of row houses.
Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris) and Morgan Munsey, both preservationists, will lead participants on an exploration past amazing houses and stunning civic buildings to bring the history of the area to life.
The Municipal Art Society tour takes place Saturday, November 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. — rain or shine. Tickets are $30 ($20 for members). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the tour event page.
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