Tag Archives: Brooklyn Heights

Photo of the Week: The Streets of Brooklyn Heights

I was initially attracted to this photograph, taken somewhere in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights circa 1890, because it is aesthetically pleasing and because I have a soft spot for bowler hats. While I am not certain of the street … Continue reading

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Renovation Report – Behind the Scenes

Welcome to Renovation Report, the first installment in a monthly series of blog posts to provide progress reports on Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) current renovation and to highlight the fascinating features of our landmark building. Designed by architect George Post and opened … Continue reading

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Digging Deep Into Brooklyn’s Past

When I was a child, I was convinced for awhile that I would one day grow up to become an archaeologist. That is of course until I came to the cruel realization that archaeological work tends to involve a lot … Continue reading

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Mapping the Heights

For the last two weeks, I’ve been cataloging 19th century manuscript maps of Brooklyn Heights. These maps represent our collection’s earliest detailed views of the area; they show property ownership, street and waterfront development, businesses and more. I am very … Continue reading

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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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