Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Crown Heights Walking Tour Part II

Last Sunday's walking tour of Crown Heights, sponsored by the Crown Heights North Association, attracted about 100 people and focused on the neighborhood's architectural and social history. "We covered the buildings, when they were built, and some of the places where notable people lived," said Deborah Young, the Association's chairperson and president. The tour featured the newly designted Landmark district including St. Gregory's Church, the Brooklyn Children's Museum at Brooklyn and St. Mark's Avenues, and the Dean Sage Residence, across the street from the Museum. The impressive Sage House, completed in 1870, was built for a wealthy lumber dealer in rare High Victorian Gothic style and designed by Russell Sturgis, considered a master of that motif.

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission: www.nyc.gov/landmarks

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