The Upper East Side Millionaire's Mile Walking Tour 1
This walking tour focuses on the architecture and history of a part of a neighborhood once known as Millionares Mile
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories
at the turn of the last century, and is today part of today's Upper East Side Historic District.
Included in the tour are some surviving mansions plus interesting pictures of bygone mansions and scenes form the past
along with stories that will help join us with the neighborhood's past.
A Walking Tour of Manhattan's Past and Present Features:
A walk through Grand Army Plaza and into the Upper East Side Historic District, up Fifth Ave. from 58 St. and
ending at: E. 65 St. & 5th Ave. for the 2½ hour tour - - or - - ending at: E. 71 St. & Madison Ave. for the 3½ hour tour
For the 2 hour tour each participant is given an itinerary with 14 stops that includes 7 New York City landmarks & 2 national landmarks
For the 2½ hour tour each participant is given an itinerary with 18 stops that include 8 New York City landmarks and 3 national landmarks
For the 3 hour tour each participant is given an itinerary with 23 stops including 10 New York City landmarks and 4 national landmarks.
For the 3½ hour toureach participant is given an itinerary with 29 stops including 12 New York City landmarks and 4 national landmarks.
All stops are fully discussed.
The 2 Hour Walking Tour Features:
- Millionaires Mile and what caused Its development and then what caused its demise
- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and the mansion she grew up in.
- Grand Army Plaza - The Pulitzer Fountain (Karl Bitter)
- The Plaza Hotel the man who built It and what was there before - Frank Lloyd Wright
- The Sherman Memorial (Augustus Saint Gaudens)
- The Millionaires Club (Stanford White)
- The Frabri Mansion (a wedding gift)
- The Samuel Spencer Mansion
- The Knickerbocker Club, considered one of the best Federal style buildings in New York
- The Links Club and The Browning School
- The Bank of New York
- Some New York brownstones that pre date the mansions on Millionaires Mile
- William & Gladys Ziegler Mansion
- The site of, and a picture of:
the Elbridge T. Gerry mansion, considered the first mansion on Millionaires Mile
the Runyon W. Martin mansion from 1869, actually the 1st mansion on 5th Ave to face Central Park
Jabez Bostwick mansion on 5th Ave before Millionaires Mile came about
- The Arsenal Building predates Central Park
- Edwin Berwind Mansion
- Marshall Orme Wilson Mansion
The 2½ Hour Walking Tour Includes:
- The Wildenstein Art Palace
- The Bank of Manhattan>
- A Queen Ann style, brick and brownstone residence from 1882 (altered but still standing)
- originally:Charles H. Sherrill Mansion - mother and son convicted of murder
- Sara Delano Roosevelt Memorial House(s)
- originally The James J. Van Alen Mansion from 1917, Crisp Regency style
- Temple Emanu El on the site of Caroline Astor's Mansion On Millionaires Mile (story why she moved there and what her mansion looked like)
The 3 Hour Walking Also Tour Includes:
- Ulysses S. Grant lived in a old house on this site.
- site of the Havemeyer Mansion & what it looked like at the turn of the last century
- Originally Mr. & Mrs Schieffen Mansion (The Ace of Clubs)
- Originally Charles Scribner Mansion
- A landmark apartment house decorated with French and English Gothic motifs
and at one time it was home to Boris Karloff
- R. Livingston Beekman mansion
The 3½ Hour Walking Tour Includes:
The site of the George Gould Mansion and what it looked like at the turn of the last century
"Infantry Memorial - The 7th Regiment Monument" or "Doughboys Leaving Central Park"
Twin mansions on different streets and different owners
Find out about: Harry & Gertrude P. Whitney mansion home to "Little Gloria"
The site of the Josiah M. & Martha Fiske Mansion and what it looked like at the turn of the last century
Henry Clay Frick, his mansion, his museim and what was there before
Find out about James Lenox and the Lenox Library
The Frick Art Reference Library
East 70 Street Mansions (5 landmark mansions)
"The Richard Morris Hunt Memorial" and much more
About 2 hours or 2½ hours long or 3 hours long or the 3½ hour version
Meet At: Northwest Corner of W. 59 St. & 5 Ave.
The walking tour is given by Alfred Pommer a college graduate, an author,
an informative native New Yorker and a Licensed New York City Guide, who has spent over 27 years
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 and Arcadia Publishing.
"Exploring Gramercy Park and Union Square" "Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill" "Exploring New York's SoHo"
& "Exploring the Original West Village" This is a link to Alfred Pommer's author page at amazon.com
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