Plainfield, New Jersey 07060

Saturday, May 5, 2007

"An Architectural Walking Tour"

Sponsored By: The Historical Society of Plainfield
When: Sunday May 20th
Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Starting Point: The Pillars, 922 Central Avenue
Tickets: $5/ Person, $10/ Family
Available day of event at Pillars at 1:00PM
Off Street Parking: DuCret School of Art, 1030 Central Ave. and Black United Fund, 403 W. 7th St.

An architectural walking tour through the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District. Participants will receive a booklet giving architectural descriptions of houses in the district dating from 1803 through the 1930s. Tour guides will highlights homes in the district that feature such architectural elements as patterned wood shingles, stone, terra cotta tile, turrets, towers, dragon-back ridge, half-timbering, medieval chimneys and Tudor arches. Participants will learn about the architectural styles popular during the period, such as Shingle, Victorian Vernacular, Queen Anne, Italianate, Jacobethan and French Revival.

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