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Preserving the History of Southern Prospect Heights

  • Brooklyn Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

Creating an historic district in our neighborhood: FROM PARK LANDS TO OUR LANDS


The part of Prospect Heights between Eastern Parkway, St. John's Place, Plaza Street and Washington Avenue was originally set aside for Prospect Park. Later the Park Lands were sold and slated for townhouses. But by the early 1900s developers consolidated the lots and built multifamily dwellings. These buildings, erected between 1909 and 1929, created one of the first 'modern' apartment house districts in Brooklyn. A neighborhood was born.

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  • Simeon Bankoff, Historic Districts Council
  • Suzanne Spellen, architectural historian
  • Roxanne Ryce-Paul, member of the Historic District Committee, CuRBA
  • Gib Viconi, Secretary of the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC)

The event will be moderated by Louise Trubek, Chair of the Historic District Committee(CuRBA) and Gib Viconi, Secretary of PHNDC

Info Commons Auditorium at the Brooklyn Public Library

Event organized by PHNDC and CuRBA

Earlier Event: September 12
Monthly CuRBA Meeting
Later Event: January 30
General CuRBA Meeting