Thursday, June 23 at 6:00PM
Crown Heights South, on the southern side of Eastern Parkway, has fascinating streetscapes and a great history. Sandwiched between the 19th century communities of Bedford and Flatbush, CHS developed primarily between 1900 and 1930 as a fine residential neighborhood with a unique mixture of mansions, rowhouses and apartment buildings. Mixed in are large, important institutions of learning, an armory, theaters, and on its southern border, the site of Ebbetts Field and the remains of one of the area’s most popular breweries. Bedford Avenue, once famous as Brooklyn’s Automobile Row, bisects the neighborhood, and forms a boundary for our two-part tour. Part 1 takes us to the western end of the neighborhood, where big buildings abound. This tour introduces the neighborhood, and some of its most iconic buildings. Part 2 features the mansions of Doctor’s Row, fine rowhouse blocks, apartment building and cultural institutions. The tours will be led by Suzanne Spellen, recipient of a 2015 Historic Districts Council Grassroots Award and the writer of the “Montrose Morris” columns on Brownstoner.com.
Friends/ Seniors $10
General Admission $20
Click here to register for part one