Don't forget about the 30th Anniversary House Tour this Sunday. It only occurs every other year (alternating with Fort Greene), so attend if you can. Hope to see you on the route!******
The Clinton Hill Society 2007 House Tour
Sunday, May 6th, 12 noon – 5pm, rain or shine.
Advance Ticket sales — $20; Day of Tour ticket — $25 Tour starts at St. Luke’s Church, 259 Washington Ave. (between Lafayette and DeKalb Avenues)
Advance tickets at the following Brooklyn locations:
Pillow Café 505 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson & Grand Outpost Café 1014 Fulton Street near Grand Sister’s Hardware 902 Fulton Street @ Washington Avenue Tillie’s Coffee Bar 248 DeKalb Avenue @ Vanderbilt Avenue Yu Interiors 15 Greene Avenue @ Cumberland Street
PayPal Tickets may also be purchased by visiting: www.societyforclintonhill.org
Directions by Subway:
A or C trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn, then G train to Clinton/Washington; or C train to Washington/Clinton Stop. .......................
Come experience the beauty and history of one of Brooklyn’s premier landmark neighborhoods at this year’s Clinton Hill House Tour. Stroll along the tree-lined streets to see a stunning variety of architectural styles and take advantage of the rare opportunity to see the interiors and private gardens of 12 beautifully restored houses and buildings.
Tucked cozily off downtown Brooklyn, residential Clinton Hill was built in the 19th century as the borough’s “gold Coast”. It is uniquely saturated with free-standing mansions erected by such distinguished and prominent industrialists of their time as the Pratts (oil), the Underwoods (typewriters), the Singers (sewing machines), and the Bristols and Pfizers (pharmaceuticals). The neighborhood’s architectural styles include Italianate brownstones, Neo-Georgian, Queen Anne, Romanesque and Greek Revival houses which all rub shoulders with Beaux-Arts apartments and hotels. Clinton Hill also has what may be the largest number of carriage houses in the city.
The fantastic houses and buildings on the Clinton Hill House Tour provide significant insight for all those interested in historic homes and their renovations. The tour engages visitors by providing a glimpse of the past and a snapshot of the neighborhood’s vibrant diverse community. Pratt Institute and St. Joseph’s College impart the feeling of a small university town while its many grand churches (still among the tallest structures here) give one the feeling of traveling back in time. Two of the original Pratt mansions and Pratt Institute’s Library with the interior designed by Tiffany Studios will be part of this year’s tour.
The Society for Clinton Hill House Tour is the primary fund-raiser for this not-for-profit organization, a neighborhood group celebrating its 30th anniversary. Proceeds from the tour help sponsor a variety of educational, historical preservation, social programs within the community. Most importantly it provides a public forum where neighbors can gather to discuss important issues concerning their community.