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“The Hill” was the preferred neighborhood for the industrialists of late 19th century Brooklyn. Charles Pratt, Brooklyn’s richest man, his sons, oil executive friends and other manufacturers called the neighborhood home. Their houses of worship, charities, and schools were shared with less wealthy neighbors, all forming one of Brooklyn’s most eclectic and architecturally significant neighborhoods, populated by some real characters. Join architectural historian Suzanne Spellen and architect Morgan Munsey in exploring its rich and storied history.