Join us on Thursday, June 6, 6pm for the closing reception for On Gentrification: Mi Casa Es Su Casa. Participating artists: Cathleen Campbell, Carla Lopez, Heriberto Sanchez, and Sofie Vazquez. Juanita Lanzo, curator. A special tour of the East Mott Haven Historic District will be hosted by the Mott Haven Historic Districts Association and led by Samuel Brooks and Idelsa Mendez. The tour seeks to preserve and acknowledge the district’s history while looking forward to the future.
The East Mott Haven Historic District is one of the oldest rowhouse developments in The Bronx, where the rowhouse typology is rare in comparison to other parts of the city. The houses were designed by two architects who, in some cases, collaborated. The houses on the north side of East 140th Street form a whimsical row in a mix of styles, including Dutch/Flemish pediments.