[In-person tour] The neighborhood between Nostrand and Washington avenues, from Atlantic Avenue to Eastern Parkway is today known as “Crow Hill.” It’s an old name that has travelled from different locations and has had different origins over the centuries. It’s also unique – a mixture of residential housing, industrial, commercial, religious and civic buildings. The neighborhood includes a brewery, a hospital, and a formerly cloistered nunnery. It’s got fine rowhouse and apartment blocks and the remnants of Brooklyn’s historic Automobile Row. Some of Brooklyn’s finest 19th century architects worked in the neighborhood, and it shows. Crow Hill lies between rapidly gentrifying eastern Prospect Heights and Crown Heights North and has been the site of massive development. Chosen as one of Historic Districts Council’s “Six to Celebrate,” this tour will highlight an historic neighborhood worthy of being designated as one of the city’s Landmarked Historic Districts. The tour will be led by Suzanne Spellen, architectural historian and board member of the Crown Heights North Association, which is leading the landmarking efforts, in partnership with Historic Districts Council.
With rare exception, MAS tours take place rain or shine. For all tours, there are no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges unless we cancel a tour. Online registration closes one hour prior to the tour start time.
Saturday, May 27
In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)