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History and Future of Brooklyn's First Apartment House District


Over the past two years, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) and the Cultural Row Block Association on Eastern Parkway (CuRBA) have explored the history of the district of over one hundred multi-family buildings located in southeast Prospect Heights. Join PHNDC, CuRBA and noted architectural historian Francis Morrone to learn how a section of land removed from the plan for Prospect Park became Brooklyn's first experiment in "modern" apartment house living at the turn of the 20th century. Hear about the architects who helped realize this new vision at the nexus of the borough's iconic public spaces, its premier cultural institutions, and its growing subway network. Who were the district's first residents, and what made them move in?


Simeon Bankoff of the Historic Districts Council will explain how designating the Prospect Heights Apartment House District as a New York City landmark will help to protect its buildings, and preserve them for future generations of residents and visitors to enjoy.


Tuesday, January 29, 7:00PM

Brooklyn Public Library Central Library

Information Commons Lab

10 Grand Army Plaza

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