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Walking Tour W/David: Windsor Terrace

This is an in person Walking Tour:  Not Zoom!!  
Tour will last about 90 minutes.

This tour is also scheduled for June 13.
If this tour is full, you can add your name to the waitlist


Walking tour by NYC historian and GNPS member David Bellel.
This tour is a reprise of a walking tour David Bellel did on May 3rd for the Municipal Arts Society.

This area of Windsor Terrace has a long history. It was the first developed in that neighborhood with homes dating back to as early as the 1850's. Some structures dating back to the 1880's are still intact. Reeve Place used to be named Adams Street.

Included in this walk are then and now images of the block, including survey images taken prior to subway construction, as well as articles from old Brooklyn newspapers (via NYPL). Before the coming of Europeans to the New World, the area which is now Windsor Terrace was inhabited by the Canarsee Indians. The land, which was then in the far northwestern corner of the Town of Flatbush, was purchased as a farm by John Vanderbilt.

Some parts of the land were also maintained by the Martense family. see these links


About David Bellel: Retired NYCDOE teacher and formerly CSD1 grants’ coordinator of 2 US Department Education Technology Grants: American Gateways and History, First Hand. Unofficial historian of Knickerbocker Village

Northeast corner of Reeve Place and Prospect Avenue in 1928

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
meet on Reeve Place. Near Ft. Hamilton Subway. exact address in confirmation email

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
david bellel
Walking Tour/Day Trip
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Wear comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather and bring water!

In the event of yucky weather, the trip will be canceled or postponed. We will send out an email the day before if the tour will be canceled/postponed.
Cancellation Policy:
Please respect your host, as well as the other GNPS members who have registered, by cancelling your registration if your plans change and you cannot attend.
Thank you.
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