Take a Virtual Walk Past the Fantastic Mansions of St. Marks Avenue With the Municipal Art Society

St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights. Photo by Susan De Vries

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You may not be able to hit the streets but you can still soak up some Brooklyn history with a special tour of the mansions and townhouses of a 19th century “Gold Coast” of Brooklyn.

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, on an exploration of the mansions and townhouses constructed in one of the borough’s most sought-after neighborhoods, the St. Marks District. Some fine examples survive in the area, now protected as part of the Crown Heights North Historic District. Virtual walkers will learn about the architecture and the people that made the area such a draw, and the tour will briefly explore the area in the present day.

The virtual event takes place on Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 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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