Magnificent Brooklyn Mansions Part Two
Online Walking Tour
Architectural historian Matt Postal returns for Part Two of his fabulous sold-out Brooklyn Mansions tour! From Greek and Gothic Revival to pseudo Japanese, Matt will lead us on a another survey of Brooklyn’s most memorable mansions. This virtual tour moves somewhat east and inland, with stops in such architecturally-distinguished neighborhoods as Greenpoint, Bushwick, Crown Heights, and Flatbush.
We’ll consider houses built for wealthy Victorian industrialists, paying particular attention to the impressive collection of homes commissioned by oil refiner Charles Pratt (and sons) in Clinton Hill, as well as a notable group of homes in Prospect Park South. Conceived by developer Dean Alvord in the first decade of the 20th century, this unique historic district contains many unusual works by the talented architect John J. Petit, who also built the short-lived amusement park known as “Dreamland” in Coney Island.