For more than 23 years the community of Mount Morris Park has been opening our doors and inviting New Yorkers from across the island and visitors from around the world into our homes. And we’re happy to do so again for the 24th time in our tour called Details: Architectural. Artistic. Authentic.
This year’s tour around the Mount Morris Park section of Harlem will feature homes, churches and even an iconic funeral parlor with a nationwide reputation and a remarkable example of Tiffany glasswork.
True to our theme, you’ll see the details in each location that make it special–from 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.
Refreshments will be available at some key locations and music on Lenox Avenue.
Sunday, June 9, 11 AM-4 PM.
Don’t miss this day full of details, details, details!
11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes at your leisure. Guests will visit 10 venues including inside brownstone homes, urban live/work apartments and landmark churches.
1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour and explore this historic neighborhood’s rich architectural detail and history.
2 PM: Join the Marcus Garvey Park Fire Watchtower Walking 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 and ordinarily strictly private. 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.
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24th Annual House Tour
Advance Tickets: $25 ($35 at the door)
24th Annual House Tour PLUS Inside & Intimate Tour with John Reddick
Advance Tickets: $50 ($70 at the door)
Group Rate: Groups of 10 or more please email us for Group Rates.
Shine or Rain—Everything begins at the Tour Start: The Pelham Fritz Community Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West (aka Fifth Avenue) and West 122 Street. Here you can buy tickets, pick up tickets reserved in advance, check out the souvenirs and meet the the Walking Tour Guides.
How to get here: Subways: A, B, C, D, 2, 3, and 4, 5, & 6 to 125th Street. Buses: M1, M7 and M102. Driving: Enter your start point below.
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