Take a Dive Into the Life of Brooklyn’s Mega-Developer William H. Reynolds With a Virtual Tour

Dreamland, circa 1905. Photo via Library of Congress


    His name may not be familiar to you, but developer William H. Reynolds shaped entire neighborhoods of Brooklyn, from Stuyvesant Heights to Coney Island.

    The Municipal Art Society has moved its popular tour program online and this weekend you can join Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris) and Morgan Munsey, both preservationists, for “The Legacy of William H. Reynolds.”

    The duo will take an in-depth look into the life and work of the risk-taking visionary who built one of the most influential real estate empires in the city. Largely forgotten today, Reynolds had the money and connections to build entire neighborhoods and one of the great Brooklyn attractions, Coney Island’s Dreamland.

    william h reynolds and Elise Reynolds

    Developer William H. Reynolds and his wife, Elise Guerrier Reynolds, circa 1915 to 1920. Photo by Bain News Service via Library of Congress

    The virtual event takes place on Saturday, June 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are required and they are $10 for members and $20 for non members. For full info on registration visit the event page online.

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