Magnificent Brooklyn Mansions
Online Walking Tour
Join architectural historian Matt Postal for a virtual tour of Brooklyn’s most beautiful residences. Staying within view of the East River, from Vinegar Hill to Bay Ridge, this illustrated online tour highlights mostly Victorian-era mansions, including a memorable assortment of grand Federal, Italianate, Romanesque Revival, and “Gingerbread” designs by A. J. Davis, Richard Upjohn, Frank Freeman, and possibly Charles Bulfinch. Highlights include the Commandant’s House, former home of officer Matthew Perry; 70 Willow Street, where Truman Capote penned both Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood; twin residences built for China trade merchants A.A. Low and Alexander M. White; Grace Hill, an Italianate villa nestled in Prospect Park; and the Howard & Jessie Jones House, a masterpiece of the Arts and Crafts style. Though some have been divided and converted to apartments, these fine buildings remain some of Brooklyn’s most desirable addresses.
This virtual tour will be presented live, and our guide will give an illustrated presentation of the tour route with an accompanying talk. Live attendees will have the opportunity to interact via video, audio, and chat during or after the program.
Live tour limited to 30 members.