Noted 19th century architect Francis H. Kimball designed a fanciful Venetian Gothic Palace with American motifs for Brooklyn's popular club.
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The Park Slope Historic District, consisting of 33 blocks in the northern part of Park Slope, is one of the most architecturally and historically rich areas of Brooklyn. It’s mostly residential, consisting of brownstones and other ornately decorated buildings, all built from 1862 to about 1920. The neighborhood and its tree-lined streets are a wonderful place to take an aimless stroll on a sunny day.
In 1973, The New York Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the area as a historic district, citing its “cross-section of the important trends in American architecture of the time, [including] late Italianate, French Second Empire, neo-Grec, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne and exceptional notable examples of Romanesque Revival houses, the finest in the City and among the most outstanding in the country.” In 1980, the historic district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
For this walk, we’ve chosen a route that takes you past the most notable buildings and down the prettiest blocks. Take your time, bring a camera, and enjoy being in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
Photo courtesy of NYC-Architecture.com.