San Francisco, California
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Do you live in a wood frame house, brownstone, or apartment building in Brooklyn? Ever wonder who lived there before you, or what's hiding under that vinyl siding? Join Wooden House Project pal's Elizabeth and Chelcey at the "Research Your Historic Brooklyn House" workshop to tackle those puzzling questions. This class welcomes renters and homeowners and anyone who wants to learn more about the space they call home. If you're considering an exterior restoration, this class will be particularly helpful in giving you the tools to find historic photographs to present to your contractor or architect. Or if you're unsure where to start in your research, let us help you navigate all of the resources New York City has to offer. The presentation will focus on the many digitized collections available and will discuss what is accessible through Brooklyn and Manhattan repositories.
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Wooden House Project
Today, the terms “Brooklyn” and “brownstone” are practically synonymous. The dream of owning and restoring one of these dark and majestic Victorian homes has become such a fanatical obsession that people are willing to shell out millions of dollars for the opportunity. But did you know that most of Brooklyn’s earliest row houses are actually made of wood? You might not, considering so many of them are hidden under synthetic siding. Wood-frame row houses are incredibly special because their construction in many parts of Brooklyn was outlawed over 100 years ago!
The Wooden House Project is intended to be a community for those owners and lovers of Brooklyn’s wood-frame row houses. It is our hope is that in building this community these underappreciated, hearty little survivors earn the love, recognition, and preservation they deserve.