Tour the Grand Institutions of Clinton Hill with HDC!

Grand Institutions of Clinton Hill

Wednesday July 27, 2011, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Limited to 25 people

$100/$75 Friends of HDC

Travel to an era of opulence and craft in three of Clinton Hill’s turn-of-the-century structures. The Historic Districts Council will lead a tour of Our Lady Queen of All Saints, a soaring century-old parish church. The white stone gothic structure styled after Paris’ Sainte Chapelle features original woodwork and rare four manual organ. Fourteen mosaic windows along the nave portraying 260 biblical subjects were restored in the 1970s.

Original glass and iron ornamentation predating the Church remain in tact at the Pratt Library. Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. designed the interior of Brooklyn’s first free library in 1896. The Pratt Library stores an extensive collection on visual arts and creative writing on its uniquely decorative stacks and glass flooring.

The tour concludes in the Caroline Ladd Pratt House, now home to the president of Pratt Institute. One of four mansions built by Charles Pratt for his sons, the Caroline Ladd Pratt House’s luxurious parlor rooms and second-floor stained glass windows are New York City treasures. Thomas Schutte, the current resident and HDC advisor, will host a reception generously provided by the Pratt Institute’s Office of the President.

Space is VERY LIMITED! To RSVP, please visit http://www.hdc.org/secretlives_CH.htm or call 212-614-9107, ext. 10 or e-mail sromanoski@hdc.org. Advance reservations are required and space is very limited.

Posted Under: Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, The Politics of Preservation, Walking Tour

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