60th Annual Park Slope House Tour: Sunday, May 19

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PARK SLOPE – The 60th Annual Park Slope House Tour, scheduled for Sunday, May 19, invites attendees to take self-guided tours of historic brownstones throughout the neighborhood.

Montauk Club (Photo: Pamela Wong/Bklyner)

Advance tickets can be purchased for $25 online or at the below outlets from May 1 through May 18. Tickets purchased on the day of the tour will be $30.

  • Brown Harris Stevens, 100 7th Avenue
  • City Roots Realty, 400 7th Avenue
  • Dixon’s Bicycle Shop, 792 Union Street
  • Dizzy’s Diner, 511 9th Street
  • Dwell Residential, 335 7th Avenue
  • Zuzu’s Petals, 374 5th Avenue

Participants will begin at the Poly Prep Lower School located at 50 Prospect Park West (at 1st Street) where they can buy tickets or pick up tickets purchased online along with shoe covers and a brochure detailing each of the featured homes.

Rules inside the homes include:

  • Shoes must be removed or shoe covers must be worn
  • No children under 10 (with the exception of infants in front packs)
  • No smoking, food, or beverages
  • No large backpacks
  • No opening of closets, drawers, or cabinets
  • No photos or videos inside homes
  • No use of any electronic or digital equipment inside homes
1892, Hulbert House, now Poly Prep Lower School at 49 Prospect Park West by Montrose Morris.
Hulbert House (1892) by Montrose Morris, now Poly Prep Lower School, 50 Prospect Park West (Photo: Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

After the tour, ticket-holders are invited to attend a lecture by local architect-historian Francis Morrone.

Among some of the homes included in this year’s tour are an 1891 Renaissance Revival with a vast art collection; a gut-renovated 1882 Neo-Grec style home with a “Certified Wildlife Habitat” backyard; an 1892 Romanesque Revival featuring a WWII-era samurai sword, a collection of masks, and a Katie Merz mural in the family room; and many more.

Also included in the tour is a peek inside the Montauk Club (25 8th Avenue) which has operated as a members-only club since 1891. Designed by the New York architect Francis H. Kimball, the Venetian Gothic palazzo boasts stained glass windows, mahogany woodwork, and an ornate façade.

The Park Slope Civic Council is hosting the annual tour to raise funds for its 2020 community grants which go toward local organizations working in arts, education, and youth programs as well as civic improvement projects. Click here to see the 2019 Community Grant recipients.

For more information and to see photos of some of the homes featured in the 60th Annual Park Slope House Tour, go to parkslopeciviccouncil.org.

60th Annual Park Slope House Tour
Sunday, May 19, 12pm to 5:30pm, lecture at 6pm
Starting point: Poly Prep Lower School, 50 Prospect Park West (at 1st Street)
Tickets $25 in advance online or at select retail locations from May 1-18; $30 day of tour

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