Tag Archives: Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Brooklyn Academy of Music

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) was originally located at 176-194 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights, as seen in this nineteenth-century photograph. The building, originally intended to be the home for the Philharmonic Society of Brooklyn, was designed by Leopold … Continue reading

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Engineering Love

As the Archives Survey Team enters into our ninth month on the CLIR survey project, we’ve had our share of surveying interesting archival collections, be they large or small. Recently we’ve come across a surprisingly fantastic little collection, the Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Church of the Saviour

Patricia had a great post recently discussing Brooklyn architecture and architects materials among the Historical Society’s collections. Brooklyn was once characterized as “the city of homes and churches” and while Patricia’s post certainly pointed out some examples of homes and … Continue reading

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152 Henry Street

152 Henry Street, a four story red-bricked Greek Revival multiple dwelling, could be the last Single Room Occupancy in Brooklyn Heights from the 19th century. Landmarked in 1965, the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood served as the city’s inaugural landmark designation. The … Continue reading

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Centenarian Faity Tuttle!

BHS is happy to see Brooklynite Esther Leeming “Faity” Tuttle celebrated in The New York Times among fellow centenarians! Hear Faity talk about John’s Group, a playgroup for children in Prospect Park, Brooklyn accents, and how John narrowly avoided being … Continue reading

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