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A History of Preservation, Chapter Two

Our first installment in the history of preservation series, written by Suzanne Spellen (aka “Montrose Morris” in the blogosphere) for MyHome, Brooklyn, looked at the birth of the movement in the United States. In Chapter Two: Brooklyn gets busy! To download the pdf, click here, or read more below. Preservation Primer, Part 2: The Fight […]

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The Mystery, and History of 24 Remsen Street

Montrose Morris, our house architectural historian, has faithfully researched the history of 24 Remsen Street, a Renaissance Revival townhouse whose exact provenance remains unknown, although she has a few educated guesses. You can download the entire genealogy here, and we’ve included a preview on the jump. One hint: even in the 1890s, the area was […]

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A History of Capote’s Old Home

In anticipation of the upcoming Evening of Readings to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BHA, our resident architectural historian Montrose Morris has put together a comprehensive history of Truman Capote’s old home on Willow Street. If you’re wondering why the street is named for a tree instead of the rich men for whom many […]

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Welcome Our Newest Team Member, Montrose Morris

The real Montrose Morris, one of Brooklyn’s most successful architects at the turn of the 19th century, and a master networker, designed some of our borough’s most beautiful buildings: Brooklyn Heights’ Arlington Apartments; Clinton Hill’s Arbuckle Mansion; Prospect Park West’s Hulbert Mansion. But Montrose’s name and legend live on in the form of Montrose Morris, […]

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