2006-06-03

Event: Victorian Flatbush House and Garden Tour, Sunday, June 11, 2006

The view looking up the block from the sidewalk in front of our house.Flatbush Development Corporation's annual Victorian Flatbush House and Garden Tour is scheduled this year for Sunday, June 11, from 11am to 6pm.

The Victorian Flatbush section of Brooklyn ranges from Prospect Park on the north, to Brooklyn College in the south, and from Flatbush Avenue on the east, to Coney Island Avenue on the west. Most of the properties are fully "detached" houses built around the turn of the last century. There are a dozen different identified neighborhoods in this area. Real estate listings typically refer to this entire area inaccurately as "Ditmas Park", which is just one of these neighborhoods.

The photo above was taken May 4th, 2006. It shows the view looking up the block from the sidewalk in front of our house. In 2005, my partner and I bought our first home in another of these neighborhoods: Beverly Square West. Our house was built in 1900.

1 comment:

colette said...

What a serendipity to come across your site. I live in a 100+ year old house, brick & frame simple Victorian on the Northside of Chicago. I bought it 17 years ago and started gardening then and ever since. Went online to peruse some visuals about front yard gardens from the Victorian era and ending up see your comments. I haven't been to New York in years but Brooklyn always reminded me a bit of Chicago and the view up your street definately does. Keep up the good work.