Tag Archives: Historic Landmark

Photo of the Week: The Long Island Historical Society in 1964

Here is a peek at what the interior of the library looked like in 1960.  You might notice a linoleum-type floor, the interior filled with display cases and desks, and some unfortunate light bulbs.  Today, our library is a very … 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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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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Brooklyn Architecture and Architects

As part of the CLIR team surveying the archival, manuscript, and photography collections at BHS, we’ve come across several collections that document either iconic Brooklyn architecture or local Brooklyn architects. With the recent conclusion of the 8th annual Open House … Continue reading

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How the Architectural Walking Tour Built the Preservation Movement

Learn how walking tours helped pave the way for the Landmarks Law of 1965. Historian and journalist Francis Morrone, author of The Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, discusses the history of the walking tour. Learn how the first walking tours in … Continue reading

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