The movement was rather grandiosely designed to combat urban problems through architecture and city planning.
It's a classically inspired little temple, with high clerestory windows, and a series of classical columns flanking the entrances.
Botanic gardens were not just pretty; they were designed to be grounds for the scientific study of botany.
For many people, Prospect Park begins and ends on the Park Slope side, but other parts of the park have some of the best goodies.
It may be hard to imagine when gazing up at this palatial Beaux-Arts pile in the Hudson River Valley, but it is actually considered one of the more modest of the many 19th century homes constructed by Vanderbilt descendants.
In the mood for an upstate adventure that captures the traditions of the season? It isn't too late to squeeze in a trip to one of the historic sites that are bedecked for the holidays.