Harlem Mount Morris Park Historic District House Tour

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This year’s tour feature homes, churches and even an iconic funeral parlor with a nationwide reputation and a remarkable example of Tiffany glasswork.

Details in each location include grand scope skylights to marquetry and parquetry flooring; from friezes and elegant wainscoting to plexiglass and repurposed floor joists; from clawfoot tubs to cutting-edge kitchens; from original staircases in vintage brownstones to elegant add-ons that update contemporary environments.

For a quick preview, see them on NY1. Refreshments will be available at some key locations and music on Lenox Avenue.

Below is the schedule they shared with us.

Sunday, June 9, 11 AM-4 PM.
Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to peek
inside historic Harlem!

11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes at your leisure. Visit 10 venues including brownstone homes, live/work apartments, a landmark church and an iconic funeral parlor with a nationwide reputation and remarkable example of Tiffany glasswork.

1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour withNeal Shoemaker of Harlem Heritage Tours and explore this historic neighborhood’s rich architectural detail and history.

2 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Fire WatchtowerWalking Tour and follow preservation architect Angel Ayón to the top of the acropolis to view the 158-year old cast iron tower, the only surviving structure of its kind in New York City, that was designated a NYC landmark in 1967 and a national landmark in 1976. A neighborhood grassroots campaign led by MMPCIA is underway for a complete overhaul of the watchtower and acropolis.

12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside & Intimate in Historic Harlem with Yale-trained architect and historian, John Reddick. You’ll explore inside three extraordinary houses in the Mount Morris Park Historic District that are not on the regular tour. Group size is limited. This popular 1.5 hour guided tour requires a separate ticket which may be purchased in advance or, if space is available, at the Tour Start.

Reserve tickets in advance and save 30%.

Author: HarlemGuy