Circle Tours

The Packer Collegiate Institute

The New York Landmarks Conservancy was pleased to offer its members an exclusive tour of Packer Collegiate Institute, an independent Pre-K to 12 school that has been a wonderful steward of its unique historic Brooklyn Heights campus.

The tour started on the main campus, a cluster of Gothic Revival buildings surrounding a garden on 1.5 acres. Packer’s main building, designed by Minard Lafever in 1854, is flanked by two wings added in 1887 and 1907 by Napoleon LeBrun and his sons. Also flanking the garden is Renwick’s 1869 St. Ann’s Church and Parish House, now Packer ‘s Middle School.

Conservancy members also explored 100 Clinton Street one block away, where Hudson Studio Architects have just completed the adaptive reuse of a 1923 commercial building into Packer’s Early Learning Center.

Hudson Studio, who led the tour, has been restoring and renewing Packer’s campus since 2009.

Click here to view photos from the tour.


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Throughout the year, Professional Circle tours go behind-the-scenes of some of New York’s most interesting historic properties. Some tours require hard hats to visit projects during restoration, while others showcase completed restorations of commercial buildings, residences, museums, churches, and synagogues. On occasion, conservators, engineers, and craftspeople open their studios to our Professional Circle members.

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