Satisfy your old house fascination and get some design inspiration this weekend with a tour through some of houses that give Fort Greene its architectural character.
This year the house tour, organized biannually by the Fort Greene Association (FGA), provides a musical accompaniment to the architectural gazing with live music in several of the houses. The “Houses, History & All that Jazz” self-guided walking tour will give old house lovers a chance to look inside seven residences. The full list won’t be unveiled until the day of the tour, but the description of the day promises an 1876 brownstone that the homeowners painstakingly restored to authentic period style, houses featured in movies and television, and a renovated 1850s brownstone.
The self-guided tour runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 and starts at the Dekalb Avenue and Washington Park entrance to Fort Greene Park where ticket holders can pick up the tour brochure and map.
Tickets are already available online for $25 and can be purchased here. If you want to buy tickets the day of the tour they will be $30 and only cash will be accepted. If you live in the neighborhood, select local merchants also have some tickets available for sale. Find out all the details here.
Online ticket holders will also be eligible to join in on a special 90 minute walking tour. Led by Greg Trupiano, it honors the late Howard Pitsch, local historian and former FGA Chair, with a jaunt past some of Pitsch’s favorite places in Fort Greene. Reservations for the tour are on a first come, first served basis, with more information on the house tour website.
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