Lefferts Manor Association Celebrates Centennial With 49th Annual House and Garden Tour

Photo by Martin Friedman via Lefferts Manor Association

It was in 1919 that the Lefferts Manor Asssocation was founded, and to mark the occasion, the Prospect Lefferts Gardens annual house tour this year will focus on architectural stunners in Lefferts Manor.

The area is dominated by early 20th century houses designed by some of Brooklyn’s big names in residential design, including Axel Hedman, Slee & Bryson and Benjamin Driesler. If you have always wanted to get a peek inside some of these treasures you can join in the house tour this coming Sunday, June 2.

The exact addresses are unveiled the day of the tour, but some of the highlights will include a Tudor Revival row house and its lush garden, a 1907 brownstone by Axel Hedman with restored woodwork and a 1928 brick house that promises to be “decked out with surprises.” There will also be a special exhibit, ‘Voices of Lefferts,’ on display at Drink at 492 Flatbush Avenue.

The Prospect Lefferts Gardens house tour was started by the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association in 1969 with the express purpose of integrating the neighborhood and countering the block busting that was going on at the time. Their effort was a success, and the event, now in its 49th year (they skipped a year in the 1980s), is put on by the Lefferts Manor Association and is also now a fundraiser, with more than 600 people attending in 2018, as longtime resident and volunteer Bob Marvin recounts in this season’s neighborhood newsletter, “The Echo.”

Tickets are available online and are $25 if purchased in advance and $30 the day of the tour. Some local merchants also have tickets available for purchase. To find out all the event details or to buy your ticket online visit the event page here.

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