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Six to Celebrate Park Slope Virtual Tours

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The AIA Guide to New York City describes Park Slope, Brooklyn as a “somber-hued wonderland of finials, towers, turrets, bay windows, stoops, and porticoes; a smorgasbord of late Victoriana and the successor to Brooklyn Heights and Clinton Hill as the bedroom of the middle class and wealthy.” The largest historic district in Brooklyn and one of the biggest in the city, this residential area has lived many lives since its original development in the late 19th century.

North Slope Tour:
Sunday, December 20, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 PM

The “North Slope” includes Park Slope’s original “Gold Coast” of stately mansions, imposing row houses, and beautiful churches by some of Brooklyn’s leading architects including Montrose Morris, C.P.H. Gilbert, and Parfitt Brothers. Much of this area was included in the original Park Slope Historic District, designated in 1973.

South Slope Tour:
Sunday, January 10, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 PM

The “South Slope” includes reminders of Park Slope’s industrial past in the former Ansonia Clock Factory campus, and the former Higgins india ink factory. Much of this area was included in the first Park Slope Historic District Extension of 2012.

Lower Slope Tour:
Sunday, February 7, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 PM

The Lower Slope merges into the Gowanus Canal area and contains sites of great historical importance, along with many more blocks of fine row houses and small apartment buildings. On August 27, 1776, the Battle of Long Island raged around the site of what is now called the Old Stone House. Washington Park was the home to an early baseball team that evolved into the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers. None of the lower Slope has been landmarked.

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