Upper East Side Millionaires Mile Walking Tour 2
This walking tour features the architecture and history of a part of a neighborhood once known as Millionares Mile at the turn of the last century,
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories
Included in the tour are some surviving mansions plus interesting pictures of bygone mansions of the Gilded Age
and scenes form the past along with stories that will help join us with the neighborhood's past and much more.
This Walking Tour of Manhattan's Past and Present Features:
A walk from E. 72 St. to E. 86 St. including the Metropolitan Museum Historic District. There are over a dozen landmarked turn of the century mansions along with other examples of modern
& historical styles of architecture and interesting pictures and stories. You will find out about the loss of the Tiffany Mansion and the demolition of the four Brokaw mansions that caused demonstations and helped influence Mayor Lindlsay to put enforcement powers to the Landmark Preservation Act and more.
All Stops Are Fully Discussed.
The 2 hour walking tour has an itinerary with 17 stops that includes 7 New York City landmarks and two national landmarks
The 2 ½ hour walking tour has an itinerary with 24 stops that includes 11 New York City landmarks and 3 national landmarks
The 3 ½ hour walking tour has an itinerary with 35 Stops that includes 18 New York City landmarks and 5 National Landmarks.
The 2 hour walking tour features:
- Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo Mansion,(The Fifth Ave. Style)
- Henry T. Sloan Mansion, regarded as one of the finest Beaux Arts styled townhouses in New York City
- The Oliver Gould Jennings Mansion an opulent Beaux Arts style townhouse from 1899
- the Joseph Pulitzer Mansion & find out about Nellie Bly and Gloria Swanson
- Site of (and a picture of) the Tiffany Mansion where Louis Tiffany lived with his family
- Site of the Alva Smith (Vanderbilt) Mansion from 1895, she was a suffragette but Consuelo cried for hours
- the J. W. Simpson Townhouse and the Mary E. W. Terrel Townhouse, 2 Beaux Arts styled mansions on 5th Ave.
- Dorothy Parker lived the last 14 years of her life here
- Pale Male and Lola, 2 wild red tailed hawks were evicted from here and they are back?
see a picture of the mansion that was on the site of Pal Mal & Lola's apartment house
- the second "Modern" house in New York
- the Nathaniel McCready Mansion and the Harkness House For Ballet (the Chalice of Life)
- Stuart Duncan Mansion, worcestershire sauce and Mrs Irving Berlin
- The Harkness Mansion
- The Whitney Museum
- Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were married here in 1905 and President Teddy Roosevelt attended
- Optional: The Imperial Apt. House, French Flats built in 1883
The Carlyle Hotel, 1929
The Paul Ford Mansion, 1902 “The Meredith Curl” “The Janice Meredith Waltz”
- Doris Duke Mansion On Millionaires Mile
- The Payne Whitney Mansion and the Michelangelo story
- Site where the four Brokaw mansions were demolished.
The 2 ½ hour walking tour Includes:
- Stuyvesant-Fish Mansion
- John L & Catherine C. Rogers Townhouse, the New York Society Library)
- John H. & Caroline Iselin Townhouse
- Thatcher & Frances Adams House
- George & Sarah Rives Townhouse
- Issac D. Fletcher Mansion (the Fifth Ave. Style) and the last of Peter Stuyvesant's descendants
The 3 ½ hour walking tour also includes::
- The Metropolitan Museum Of Art and what the original building looked like
- Site of the Frank Woolworth mansion plus the 3 suviving mansions he built for his daughters
- The Irish American Historical Society, originally a mansion
- Philip Johnson's facade on 5th Ave. but the building is on E. 80 St.
- Outdoor Sculpture: "Unidentified Object" by Isamu Noguchi and "The Castle" by Priscilla Kapel
- George M. Cohan (Broadway Star, Producer, Director, Songwriter, Playwright) lived here
- Duke - Seaman Mansion, Benjamin Duke's Mansion on Millionaires Mile
- the first centrally air conditioned apartment building in New York City
- Landmark Regis High School
- Landmark Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
- Lewis Gouverneur & Nathalie Bailey Morris Mansion
- Reginald & Anna DeKoven's Mansion
- A little Art Deco gem hidden on side street in this neighborhood of Historically styled buildings
- The Jonathan & Harriet Thorne Mansion
About 2 hours or a 2 ½ hour version or a 3 ½ hour version
Meet at: Southwest corner East 72th Street and Madison Ave.
#6 Train to E. 68th St. Station (Lexington Avenue)
Guided by Alfred Pommer a college graduate,
a native New Yorker and a Licensed New York City Guide,
who has spent over
25 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
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