Celebrate History and Preservation in Crown Heights

Bergen Street. Photo by Susan De Vries


Delve into Crown Heights history at an event hosted by local preservation group Crown Heights North Association and the New York Preservation Archive Project.

Celebrating Preservation in Crown Heights North will feature a visual presentation by author Suzanne Spellen about the architectural treasures of Crow Hill, why they’re unique and why the area should be landmarked.

Brooklyn College student Gabriel Solis will present the results of a project recording oral histories of longtime local residents.

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Revere Place. Photo by Suzanne Spellen

Weeksville Heritage Center President Tia Powell Harris will talk about the center’s efforts to preserve the Hunterfly Road Houses, mid-19th century survivors from the free black community of Weeksville.

Other speakers include Anthony C. Wood, founder and chair of the New York Preservation Archive Project, which documents historic preservation in New York City, and Deborah Young, president of the Crown Heights North Association, which has been a driving force in efforts to landmark the area.

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The John and Elizabeth Truslow House. Photo by Susan De Vries

The event, the Crown Heights North Association’s annual meeting, is free and open to the public. It takes place Wednesday, April 19 at 5:45 p.m. at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Crown Heights. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, click here; you can reserve a spot here.

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