Save the Date: 49th Annual PLG House & Garden Tour on Sunday June 2, 2019

The 49th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour
Sunday, June 2, 2019 starting at 12:00PM.


On show this year is Lefferts Manor itself, in honor of the tour sponsor’s 100 th anniversary. Tour goers will learn about the 10 block neighborhood which extends from Lincoln Road to Fenimore Street and
from Flatbush to Rogers Avenues. They are encouraged to look up from their tour maps and take in the
beauty, note the similarities, the differences and all of the unique details that abound. There were at least 20 architects active in the design of Lefferts Manor in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s but, to quote the Landmarks designation report for the PLG Historic District, “it is the work of Brooklyn architects Benjamin Driesler, Axel Hedman, and the firm of Slee & Bryson that gives the area its cohesiveness feel.”


A sample of what you’ll see on this year’s Tour
Photography by Martin Friedman



Here is a taste of what you’ll see on tour…

  • A large freestanding frame house designed in 1910 by Slee & Bryson that features rich wood paneling and stained glass windows and a gorgeous fireplace in the dining room.
  • A 1907 three-story brownstone by architect Axel Hedman includes a grand piano on the parlor floor surrounded by refurbished wood work to die for.
  • A limestone rowhouse that is one of many in a row designed in 1909 by Axel Hedman. Inside, don’t miss the beautiful fireplace mantles and look for the cool antique fire extinguisher.
  • A 1928 neo-Classical brick house design by A.J. Daidone is decked out with surprises. Round-top windows, exquisite wood and plaster details and original light fixtures wow the eyes in this unique, respectfully renovated house.
  • A Benjamin Driesler designed brownstone from 1909 that features an entrance with beautiful double, wooden & glass doors with decorative iron grilles. The entry table was acquired in Panama in the 1900’s.
  • A very cool side/backyard decked out with modern patio furnishings and plantings in which to relax to live jazz entertainment while enjoying complimentary drinks and goodies donated by local businesses and residents.
  • A 1910, neo-Renaissance styled limestone built in 1910 has gorgeous oak woodwork, Arts & Crafts furniture and eclectic personal collections as well as a cool slate floored hang out space in the basement.
  • A unique neo-Tudor style rowhouse that is one of eighteen designed by architect/builder Peter J. Collins in 1914-15 sports a meticulously presented and well groomed front garden.
  • Colonial Revival frame house designed by Axel Hedman in 1906 that has been carefully renovated to create a bright, spacious modern home that still keeps its period detail.
  • AND take in the Voices of Lefferts exhibit at The Chameleon BK at 546 Flatbush Ave.
    to learn more about the people and faces that make of this great neighborhood.
    Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 the day of the tour, and can be purchased in advance either on the web or from participating local merchants.

Advance tickets ($25) are available thru Saturday, June 1

  • Online at Eventbrite.com <–19-April-2019: URL Coming Soon!
  • In person at various local merchants
    Click here to see participating merchant locations
    • IX Café
      43 Lincoln Road
    • The Chameleon BK (formerly Tugboat)
      546 Flatbush Ave.
    • Drink
      492 Flatbush Ave.
    • Trixie’s Pet Food Supplies & Accessories
      575 Flatbush Ave.
    • PLG Coffee House
      499 Rogers Ave.

Tour Day tickets ($30) can only be purchased at IX Café.

Advance ticketholders exchange their ticket (or eventbrite printout) for a Tour Guidebook any time after 11:30AM on tour day at IX Cafe, 43 Lincoln Road, between Ocean & Flatbush Avenues.

PLEASE NOTE: No children under 12 except infants in front packs only.

Coming to PLG for the Tour? Make a day of it!
Our community gets its name from our good neighbors.

Our western edge is Prospect Park—home of the 1912 Carousel, Lakeside Center, the Audubon Center at the Boathouse, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Lefferts Historic House. Immediately to the north is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which will be in bloom, and farther north are the Brooklyn Museum and the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

PLG is at the heart of the best that Brooklyn has to offer. So come for the tour, but spend the day!

Tour Day Special Offers
Many area merchants are offering special Tour Day discounts and special offers on food and merchandise to tour goers who show their PLG House & Garden Tour wristband.
Click here to see Tour Day special offers

<–19-April-2019: Special offer list coming Soon!


We Need Your Help
It takes the coordinated efforts of many volunteers to help make this event a success. We hope you can help by being a tour guide* and/or contributing food for the refreshment area.

If you live in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and are interested in volunteering to be a tour guide, contribute refreshments, or otherwise help with the House Tour, please contact the House Tour team at plghousetour@gmail.com.

*Tour guides are assigned to a house, usually one per floor, and help supervise and guide the visitors. They work one of 2 shifts, either 12:00-2:30 or 2:30-5:00.
In exchange for 2 ½ hours of their time, tour guides receive free tour tickets. Although the tour closes to the general public at 5PM, there will be an extra hour from 5PM to 6PM for guides to see the houses.

Special Echo Tribute to Ben Edwards being Distributed

A special Ben Edwards Tribute issue of the Lefferts Manor Echo newsletter is available now for downloading.

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Highlights of this issue include:

  • Our own Echo editor, Milford Prewitt, has worked tirelessly interviewing those who knew and worked with Ben in his feature: Quiet Dignity, Cool Under Fire, and a Love of Community.
  • Ben’s daughter, Shaleah Nyx, gives a touching tribute to her father with Ben Edwards: Born to Lead, a Daughter’s Tribute.

Copies are also available at local retailers.

2019 Spring/Summer Quickie Summary

  • LMA Spring 2019 Membership Drive
    Online Membership Payment will be available April 4 through May 31st

    Become a member or renew to receive a free LMA Centennial window decal

    LMA100
    You have the option of paying your 2019 LMA dues two ways:
    • Online April 4 through May 31st through Eventbrite.com
    • By cash or check you may also leave your membership form with payment at the home of Martin Friedman, 214 Rutland Road.

    Dues are now $25 per household, $15 for Seniors

  • Spring 2019 Meeting of the Lefferts Manor Association
    Saturday April 6th, 10AM-Noon
    Church of the Evangel
    1950 Bedford Avenue, between Hawthorne and Winthrop
  • Annual Flower Barrel Cleanup&Planting
    Saturday May 4th

  • 49th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour
    Special Lefferts Manor Association Centennial edition

    Sunday June 2nd, 12 Noon – 5PM
    This year 2019, also the centennial anniversary of Lefferts Manor Association’s 1919 founding, the Tour will feature properties from all 10 blocks of Lefferts Manor, highlighting the diversity of architectural style in our cherished neighborhood.

Ebenezer (“Ben”) Edwards has passed away

A message from Pia Raymond, LMA Vice President:

As Vice President of the Lefferts Manor Association, it is with a heavy heart that I announce the untimely passing of our President, Ebenezer Edwards. “Ben,” or “Eddie,” as he was known to many, was a stalwart leader in our community. I join with our board members and community in grieving his loss. Further details about a celebration of his life are forthcoming. May he rest in power.

Blessings,
Pia J. Raymond, LMA Vice President

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Autumn 2018 LMA Echo

The Autumn 2087 issue of the Lefferts Manor Echo newsletter is available now for downloading.

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