Archtober excursions of Brooklyn’s Lott Home

The eighth annual Archtober Festival brings a number of architectural events to the city. In Brooklyn, this is a rare opportunity to peek inside the impressive interiors of the historic Hendrick I. Lott House.

The house is located in Marine Park and is one of the oldest residences in Brooklyn. It dates from 1720 and was later expanded and rebuilt. After the last resident died in 1989, the house stood empty for more than a decade.

While the exterior of the house on East 36th Street was being restored in 1940, the interior work awaits. Until then, it will remain a time capsule – with original woodwork, peeling wallpaper and the belongings of a family that have accumulated over time.

Photo by Susan De Vries

The historic interior is not regularly open to the public, but Friends of the Lott House, which operates the site in partnership with the New York Department of Parks and Recreation and the Historic House Trust, offers several touring options on part of Archtober. The tours take place on October 6th, 7th, 27th and 28th at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are $ 25 and can be purchased here.

To find out what other architectural events are going on in the city, check out the full Archtober calendar here. Archtober is a month-long festival in New York City that celebrates architecture and design.

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