May 27, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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 traveled 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 has 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 a 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.
This tour is co-sponsored by Municipal Art Society.