Thursday, February 6, 2014

☞ MEET: The Mount Morris Park Walking Tour


Sunday, February 16th, 12:30PM,  Mount Morris Park Walking Tour with Michael Henry Adams, meeting location TBA, online tickets at Event Brite: LINK. The prestigious preservation group Landmark West of the Upper West Side and uptown's notable historian Michael Henry Adams have teamed up together for a tour of Mount Morris Park on Valentine's Day weekend.  Special highlights include a visit to New York Times publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger's one time home and an interior tour of the Mount Olivet Baptist Church, built as Temple Israel, completed in 1907 and designed by Arnold Bruner, NY's first native born Jewish architect. The tour will commence with a cup of warm tea in the parlor of an 1888 brownstone designed by architects Cleverdon & Putzel.

Mount Morris Park is located in Central Harlem and has a period of significance spanning over four decades. Residences were constructed in the eclectic styles of French neo-Grec, Queen Anne, and Romanesque Revival and remain jaw dropping today! This remarkably well-preserved neighborhood also boasts a spectacular collection of notable religious institutions. Rapidly developed after the construction of the 'El' train in 1872, the houses in this neighborhood were once compared to the mansions along Fifth Avenue for their grand beauty.

Celebrate Black History Month with us on Sunday, February 16 and experience Mount Morris Park in all its historic glory.  Tickets are $25 for non-members, $15 for current Landmark West Members. Reservations and Advanced Payment Required Purchase Tickets Here. Not sure if you are a member? Call 212-496-8110 or email landmarkwest@landmarkwest.org

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