The Chelsea Neighborhood / Historic District Walking Tour
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories
A Walking Tour of the Past and Present
The walking tour will be given by Alfred Pommer, a college graduate, an informative native New Yorker, and a licensed New York City guide with over 27 years experience,
researching, creating, and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods. And he has written four Manhattan guide books published by The History Press.
This walking tour focuses on history and architecture of Chelsea along with interesting pictures and stories that join us with the neighborhood’s past.
This Walking Tour Of Chelsea’s Past and Present Features:
A Walk Through the neighborhood of Chelsea, the Chelsea Historic District, and the extension includes part of Ladies Mile Historic District (Fashion Row).
For the 2 hour tour each participant will be given an Itinerary with 22 stops that include 4 New York City landmarks and 3 national landmarks.
For the 3 hour walking tour an itinerary with 28 stops that includes a total of, 8 New York City landmarks and 2 national landmarks
Each stop is fully discussed
The Two Hour Tour Features are:
- "The Corner" from 1879 is still here
- The Edwin Booth Theater was here and a remnant remains
- The Chelsea Hotel and the Chelsea Historic District
- former Headquarters of the Communist Party USA
- formerly: Stern's Department Store a relic from "Fashion Row"
The site of the famous Eden Mussee (music hall & was museum)
- New York Public Library, Muhlenberg Branch
- The "James N. Wells Row" from 1856
- St. Peters Church from 1836
- Louise Bourgeois lived and worked here for over 40 years
- St. Vincent De Paul Church, Piaf
- Stephen Crane lived and wrote here
- John Sloan lived and painted here before moving to the Chelsea Hotel
- Edward Arlington Robinson lived here until rescued by Teddy Roosevelt
- It was an Art Moderne diner
- A Federal style surviver form "Cottage Row" 1833
- London Terrace - The site of Clement Clark Moore’s farm
- Find out about "Millionaires Row" and see a survivor of "Cottage Row"
- This is where Jack Kerouac lived and wrote "On the Road"
- Anthony Perkins was owned and lived this Chelsea townhouse for 11 years
- Why some people say Santa Clause came from Chelsea and others disagree - Livingston I persume
- A row of Anglo Italianate house from 1860
- A restored Federal mansion from 1835
- The oldest surviving house in Chelsea from1830
- Cushman Row (an execelent example of Greek Revival homes from 1840)
- West 24 St. Houses from 1850, New York City and national landmarks
- "Guardian Angel Roman Catholic Church" also known as "Shrine of the Sea" a interesting freize
- The Episcopal General Theological Seminary and geothermal heating and cooling
On the 2 Hour Tour You Will Find Out About:
Proctors 23 St. Music Hall where it was and pictures of some of its famous stars,
Lillian Russell, Eva Tanguay, Mrs Lily Langtry, Fred and Adel Astair, Julian Eltinge,
America’s Greatest tragic stage actor,
Captain Clark and Clement Clark Moore and the development of Chelsea
Sherwood Anderson, Geraldine Page, Edwin Forrest, and much more
The Extended Three Hour Tour Also Includes:
- The building that was originally: Siegel Cooper & Co. Dept. Store from 1896
- The building that was originally: B. Altman & Co. Dept. Store from 1876
- The building that was originally: Simposn, Crawford & Simpson Dept. Store from 1900
- The building that was Cammeryers "the largest shoe store in New York City"
- An Art Moderne theater
- Five landmark buildings, originally carriage houses plus Siegel Cooper's wagon house & stable
- The Hellmuth Building
- A landmark cemetery
- A landmark church that was turned into a controversal night club for a while
About two hours long or three hours for the extended tour
Meet at: The Southeast corner of W. 23 St & 6 Ave.
Interested in a Private Walking Tour" ?
F Train to W. 23 St.(6 Ave.) or N & R Train To W. 23 St.(5 Ave.)
or #1 Train to W. 23 St.(7 Ave) or #6 Train to w.23 St.(Park Ave)
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