Montauk Club Founders Residing in Green-Wood Cemetery
Led By Leslie McKinley AND Leslie McKinley, The Montauk Club
The Montauk Club of Brooklyn was founded in 1889 by 17 prominent business men. It turns out 10 of the 17 founders chose take up permanent residence is the rolling hills of Green-Wood Cemetery. This self guided walking tour takes to all 10 gravesites and 5 other prominent members including Everett Ortner leader of Brooklyn Brownstone revival. Guide provides info on each as well as copies of their obits from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Green-Wood Cemetery is near both bus and subway and there is a parking lot at the main gate. Since this is a self-guided walk activity, participants can determine how far they would like to venture at their own leisure. This walk may not be considered wheelchair accessible. Several graves are located on uneven paths or grounds. Most are not visible from the main road vehicle is used.
The PDF guide takes the walker to 7 graves located on a path from the Prospect Park West gate to Ft Hamilton Gate. This is activity approximately 90-120 minutes.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.