Wednesday, June 26, 2013


"'Starchitects' of Yore": A Trolley Tour
Saturday, July 13th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The stars of the new trolley tour, "'Starchitects' of Yore," were big names in architecture during the 1800s. Their names and reputations live on in their work. David Bates Douglass designed Green-wood Cemetery; Richard Upjohn &amp Son, Warren & Wetmore, and Stanford White built structures in it.

Some other stars for whom Green-wood Cemetery is "home" include James Renwick Jr. (St. Patrick’s Cathedral), James Bogardus and Daniel D. Badger (cast-iron pioneers), Montrose Morris and George Chappell (best of “Brownstone Brooklyn” architecture), John McComb Jr. (New York City Hall), Jacob Wrey Mould (Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain plaza), Grosvenor Atterbury (Forest Hills Gardens), John Kellum (Tweed Courthouse), and Gamaliel King (Brooklyn Borough Hall).

Ruth Edebohls is the expert guide for this tour.

Cost: This trolley tour costs $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and the Brooklyn Historical Society and $20 for others.

Reservations are recommended. If the trolley tour is not sold out in advance, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more or to make reservations online, call (718) 210-3080 or visit

Meet at Green-Wood Cemetery's main gate at 500 25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn. Take the R train to the 25th Street stop, then walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery.

Free parking is available.