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Guide to the Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs ARC.306

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by John Zarrillo. Digital materials processed by Erica López in 2019.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 08, 2021
eng using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Last updated by John Zarrillo Revised by Maggie Schreiner to include links to digitized AV material. Revised by Maggie Schreiner to reflect born digital materials  , May 2017 , July 2019 , January 2021

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Series 10: Brownstone correspondence, 1965-2005. 0.4 Linear Feet in five folders

Scope and Contents

The series consists of correspondence relating to brownstones and the urban historic preservation movement, especially in the Park Slope neigborhood of Brooklyn, dating from 1965 to 2005. It includes several organizations, such as the Park Slope Betterment Committee, the Brownstone Revival Committee, and the Back to the City Conference. It also includes several local politicians, such as U.S. Congressman Fred Richmond, U.S. Congresswoman Yvonne B. Burke, U.S. Congressman Leo C. Zefferetti, Mayor Edward I. Koch, and Borough President Howard Golden.

Of note are letters urging local banks to extend mortgage loans to homebuyers in the previously "red-lined" neighborhood of Park Slope in the 1960s.


Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Brownstone correspondence


Includes Park Slope Betterment Committee

Box: 14 Folder : 4 Brownstone correspondence


Includes Park Slope Betterment Committee

Box: 14 Folder : 5 Brownstone correspondence


Includes Park Slope Betterment Committee, Brownstone Revival Committee, Back to the City, U.S. Congressman Fred Richmond, and U.S. Congresswoman Yvonne B. Burke

Box: 16 Folder : 1 Brownstone correspondence


Includes Brownstone Revival Committee, New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch, Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden, and U.S. Congressman Leo C. Zeferetti

Box: 16 Folder : 2 Brownstone correspondence and clippings

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