The Catholic Protectory : Parkchester – Historic Walk Tour
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Visit historic Parkchester, once the country’s largest housing development, with an eye to the colorful history of its predecessor the New York Catholic Protectory. Established through the efforts of legendary Fordham University founder, Archbishop “Dagger John” Hughes, and directed by the intriguing Dr. L. Silliman Ives, this picturesque mix of farmland and Victorian architecture served as a combination orphanage/reform school until it disappeared in the late 1930s. Nestor Danyluk, BCHS tour guide, will tour start this tour at Virginia Park, one block south from the #6 train Parkchester station. Take Bronx buses #4, #4A, BxM6, #36, #39, and Q44.
Tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members. Contact The Society at
(718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.