Park Slope Neighborhood & Architectural History Guide
Copyright 2008, illustrated and bound, 57 pages + two walking tours. Author: Francis Morrone. Noting Park Slope's magnificent architecture, this guide covers Park Slope's days as a horsecar suburb, the emergence of the "Gold Coast" of Brooklyn's elite, the working-class history of the South Slope, and the mid-20th-century demographic changes that brought new groups, including Italians and African-Americans, into the neighborhood
You can hear voices from Park Slope to accompany this walking tour. Listen to store owners, long-time residents, local bloggers, and others reflect on their place in the neighborhood.
These audio tracks are also available for download through the Brooklyn Historical Society's podcast on iTunes.
The Park Slope Neighborhood and Architectural History Guide and and the walking tour audio were funded by the Trust for Architectural Easements and American Express. Additional support was provided through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and Constance and Henry Christensen.