San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Elizabeth and Chelcey as they travel through Greenpoint to discover its hidden gems and industrial history. The tour will take you through the historic district to the jaw-dropping preserved wood frames and beyond the boundaries to highlight some of the sites that make you want to say "Hmm...." From pencil manufacturing to bath houses, this excursion of Greenpoint will have tour goers appreciating and supporting the efforts of the Historic Districts Council "Six to Celebrate" organization Preservation Greenpoint.
When & Where
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.