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Walking Tour: Architecture of Brooklyn Heights

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CourseGraphic New York's first suburb remains one of the city's most desirable and prestigious neighborhoods.  Learn how this neighborhood evolved from a nineteenth-century enclave of high-minded merchants with recent New England roots to a more diverse twentieth century neighborhood known for its famous writers.  Explore the streets that had once been known for its Unitarians, abolitionists, and Congregationalists such as Henry Ward Beecher, who was once, as the title of Debby Applegate's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography reminds us, the most famous man in America, and later became the stomping grounds of the likes of Truman Capote and Norman Mailer.  Historic preservationists’ pioneering efforts paid off in 1965 when Brooklyn Heights was made New York's first designated Historic District and is still one of the highest-quality collections of nineteenth-century architecture to be found in any American city.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri


Francis Morrone 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/14/2019 - 6/14/2019 Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM New York City, T.B.D.  Map Francis Morrone