Tucked away behind high trees and a bit of cast iron fencing is one of the grandest buildings on the Grand Concourse – The Andrew Freedman Home.

Originally built in 1924, this historic mansion, now a New York City landmark, was intended for wealthy senior citizens, but over time developed into a community center. Currently, it serves as an event space, hotel and artist residence.

Fashioned after the Italian and French renaissance, the 1920s building also has a skate park, offers guided walking tours and houses a functional Victorian-styled library space, which are all open to the public.

Instructional programs for both children and adults are also available, and the four-story house is easily accessible by public transportation or by car.

For more information and photos from the Andrew Freedman Home, click on the links on the left.