Even if you are a Brooklyn native, there is always something new to learn about the architecture and history of the borough. Next month the Municipal Art Society is hosting a tour of Crown Heights South — a perfect excuse to put on your walking shoes and gawk at some of Brooklyn’s most fabulous residential architecture.
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.
Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris) and Morgan Munsey, both preservationists, will lead participants on an exploration of the development of the area and the stories behind the row houses, grand mansions of President Street’s Doctors’ Row, and 1920s apartment buildings that define the neighborhood.
The tour takes place Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m — rain or shine. Tickets are $30 ($20 for Municipal Art Society members). For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
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