Check Out the Residential Jewels of Crown Heights South With a Walking Tour This Weekend

Photo by Susan De Vries


If you have been wondering about the architectural treasures of Crown Heights you can satisfy your curiosity with an upcoming walking tour focusing on the history of residential development in the area.

As the subway lines spread out into the borough in the early 20th century so did developers, constructing blocks of residences for the arriving population. The area is awash in revival styles from Renaissance to Colonial by some of Brooklyn’s most prolific architects — including Montrose Morris and Axel Hedman.

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Photo by Susan De Vries

Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris) and Morgan Munsey, both preservationists, will lead participants on an exploration of the eastern side of Crown Heights to learn more about the history behind some of the neighborhood’s most fascinating dwellings.

The Municipal Art Society tour takes place Saturday, May 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. — rain or shine. Tickets are $30 ($20 for members). For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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