Historic Districts Council
Six To Celebrate: Mount Morris Park Tour

Six To Celebrate: Mount Morris Park Tour

Mount Morris Park Walking Tour

Check out the picturtes from the Mount Morris Walking tour on our flick page!

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Six to Celebrate Tour Mount Morris Park—TOMORROW!!

http://hdc.org/6tocelebrate-tour-mount-morris.htm

Come join us for a series of tours throughout 2011, highlighting our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. The residential area surrounding Mount Morris Park in Harlem includes elegant rowhouses and larger apartment buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Romanesque Revival, Neo-Grec and Queen Anne styles. Come join tour leader John Reddick as he details some of this little known architecture by many of New York’s significant architects. Tour concludes with a presentation by Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, which is seeking to expand the boundaries of the current historic district to more adequately represent the neighborhood’s significant architecture.

Date: Thursday, May 19, 6pm
Location: Meeting location and directions for this tour will be provided upon registration. Tours generally last approximately two hours.

Fee: $10 per person/$5 for Friends of HDC, Seniors and Students.
Tickets can be purchased here.
A limited number of tickets are available for area residents. Please contact hdc@hdc.org if you are an area resident.
Advance registration is required and space is limited.

Walking tour of Mount Morris Park—TOMORROW!!

Walking tour of Mount Morris Park

http://hdc.org/6tocelebrate-tour-mount-morris.htm

Come join us for a series of tours throughout 2011, highlighting our Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. The residential area surrounding Mount Morris Park in Harlem includes elegant rowhouses and larger apartment buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Romanesque Revival, Neo-Grec and Queen Anne styles. Come join tour leader John Reddick as he details some of this little known architecture by many of New York’s significant architects. Tour concludes with a presentation by Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, which is seeking to expand the boundaries of the current historic district to more adequately represent the neighborhood’s significant architecture.

Date: Thursday, May 19, 6pm
Location: Meeting location and directions for this tour will be provided upon registration. Tours generally last approximately two hours.

Fee: $10 per person/$5 for Friends of HDC, Seniors and Students.
Tickets can be purchased here.
A limited number of tickets are available for area residents. Please contact hdc@hdc.org if you are an area resident.
Advance registration is required and space is limited.

Harlem’s Historic Mount Morris Park 22nd Signature Annual House Tour

Sunday, June 12 from 11 AM to 4 PM!

We are celebrating 40 years as New York City’s 19th neighborhood to be recognized of the over 125 since 1965 when Mayor Robert Wagner established the Landmarks Preservation Commission in response to New Yorkers’ growing concern that important historic, aesthetic, and cultural elements of the city’s history were being lost.    

 

The Self-Guided Walking Tour takes guests inside 12 original and renovated brownstone homes, fascinating urban live/work apartments, a renown museum, a beautiful community garden and a landmark church.  

 

Guided Architectural Walking Tours are scheduled throughout the day, as well as a tour through Marcus Garvey Park up to the Acropolis where the 154-year-old, landmarked, cast iron Harlem Fire Watchtower still stands.

 

Inside & Intimate in Historic Harlem guided tours take guests inside three extraordinary homes in the Mount Morris Park Historic District that are not on the regular tour and are ordinarily strictly private.

 

Harlem’s Mount Morris Park community is rich with long-time residents as well as newcomers from all over the world. One of the homes featured this year will be hosted by a Harlem denizen and her family — a near-centenarian who tells stories of the times she, her family and neighbors “stood in front of bulldozers” to protect the then city-owned buildings from being demolished. Another resident will share how she’s turned her home into a “music and mentoring house” for the next generation of opera singers.  

 

History in Motion… Don’t miss this once a year chance to step inside the special places that highlight the community’s shared culture of honoring the past, celebrating the present and preparing for the future. 


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HDC’s Six to Celebrate Tour Series

http://hdc.org/6tocelebrate-tours.htm

Come tour our 2011 Six to Celebrate neighborhoods. Learn about their diverse cultural and architectual histories. Throughout the summer we will be touring one neighborhood at a time.

Bowery-Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mount Morris Park: Thursday, May 19, 6pm

Goanus: Saturday, June 4, 11am (Bicycle Tour)

Inwood: Sunday, June 19, 10am

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Saturday, September 10, 11am (Bicycle Tour)

Jackson Heights: Saturday, September 24, 11am