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Green-Wood: Home to Great Architects
May 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $20 and $15 for members
Green-Wood’s vast landscape boasts a dizzying array of interesting art and architecture. And with such a multitude of great design, it’s no wonder that famed architects also chose Green-Wood as their final resting place. Join architectural historian and expert tour guide Francis Morrone for a rare walking tour celebrating Green-Wood’s most significant and beautiful structures. Among Green-Wood’s notable works of architecture on the tour will be the majestic gothic arches by Richard M. Upjohn (of Trinity Church downtown) and the chapel by Warren & Wetmore (the architects behind Grand Central Terminal).
The tour will also include stops at the final resting places of the many famous architects who are buried at Green-Wood- like James Renwick Jr., cast-iron king James Bogardus, who erected the world’s first cast iron building on the West Side of Manhattan, Central Park contributor Jacob Wrey Mould, and more. Morrone will discuss their fabulous lives, fruitful careers and overall influence in the architecture arena. Morrone, named one of the best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine, is a lifelong Green-Wood fan but has never led a tour of the grounds until now.
The tour is $20 and $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and the Brooklyn Historical Society. Reservations are recommended. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.