Curious About Your House’s History?

img_1229Many of us in the Heights live in buildings that are over a century old; quite a number of them were built before the Civil War. As part of its centennial celebration, the Brooklyn Heights Association, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Historical Society, is presenting “If Walls Could Talk: A Workshop on the Genealogy of Your Home”. From the BHA:

As part of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Celebrating a Century yearlong series of events, the BHA will be presenting a two hour workshop on Saturday, March 27th at 2pm. Held at the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), this workshop will help you discover the intriguing history of your house using BHS’ images, records and documents.

Attendees will be introduced to the library collections as well as essential tools for house and building research, allowing them to piece together the architectural and social history of any Brooklyn home or block. At this event participants will be given time to use their new skills to begin research in BHS’ Othmer Library. Admission: $10

Attendance at this workshop will be limited. If you would like to participate, please call 718-222-4111 ext. 250 or e-mail as soon as possible. BHS is located at 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton).

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  • Billy Reno

    Our building was built by a flour merchant in 1845, then somewhere along the line it became a whorehouse.

  • AEB

    BH is, apparently steeped in whoredom. Of the pro kind. A Fun Fact!