The Charlton King Van Dam Historic District & Environs Walking Tour

The walking tour focuses on the history and architecture of, The Charlton, King, Van Dam Historic District
& some of the surrounding neighborhood and includes interesting pictures and stories that join us with both neighborhoods' past.

This Walking Tour of Manhattan's Past and Present Features:


A walk starting at the landmark Ear Inn, the site of Richmond Hill, through the Charlton King Van Dam Historic District
ending up in a neighborhood between The Charlton King Van Dam Historic District and the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Once there was a middle income artisan community with hundreds of 1 family (2 story) Federal styled homes that spread across both neighborhoods
we will see a number of these survivors from the 19th century along with 14 stops that include 7 New York City Landmarks and 5 National Landmarks.

Both neighborhoods and all stops are fully discussed.

Some Of This Tours Highlights Are:

About 2 Hours Long

Meet directly across the street from 326 Spring St. (The Ear Inn)

  Guided by Alfred Pommer an informative native New Yorker, college graduate 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.

Interested in a Private Walking Tour" ?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details www.nycwalk.com
Or :
Click Here for advance ticket sales



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A new armchair guide book: "Exploring New York's SoHo" by Alfred Pommer and Eleanor Winters
Click Here to buy a copy from The History Press   Click Here to buy a signed copy from Alfred Pommer

The SoHo Cast Iron Historic District Walking Tour
May 21   At 2 Pm
  About 2 hours long - $25. pre person
Meet at southwest corner of Houston & Lafayette Streets

The So-Ho Cast Iron Historic District Walking Tour
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories

A Walking Tour or a Slide Show of the Present and the Past

The walking tour & the slideshow focuses on the history and architecture of So-Ho
including interesting pictures and stories that join us with the neighborhoods' past.
And its evolution from a middle income artisian neighborhood, with the mansions of wealthy New Yorkers on Broadway;
to an industrial district of warehouses and factories, with upscale hotels and department stores on Broadway;
into an artistic community of artist in residence and gallerie; and
finally into an upscale retail neighborhood mixed with art galleries, artist and expensive residential lofts.

This is the Walking Tour or the Slideshow of So-Ho's Past and Present:

Whether you take the walking tour or do the slideshow you will be taking a trip through the Cast Iron Historic District of So-Ho
& as you learn its history you can actually see its past blend with the present through its architecture .
In the early 19th century SoHo was part of a middle income artisan community with hundreds of 1 family (2 story) Federal styled homes
that spread across the neighborhood that is now SoHo - we will see surviving landmark example of one of the homes from 1825 also, we will see the landmark
cast iron factory / warehouse buildings that replaced the homes, along with modern & contemporary development and much more

For the 2½ hour tour each participant receives an itinerary with 18 stops plus 4 optional stops that include 2 New York City and 1 national landmarks
For the 3½ hour tour each participant receives an itinerary with 28 stops that include 2 New York City and 1 national landmarks
All stops are fully discussed.
For information about a private slideshow (about 1½ to 2 hours long) call 212 979 2388

Highlights of the 2½ Hour Tour::

The 3½ Hour Tour includes all of the above plus additional cast iron survivors and more

The walking tour meets at the Southwest Corner of Lafayette and Houston Street
#6 trains to Bleecker St. or N, R to Prince St. or F to Lafayette St.

The walking tour & the slideshow are 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 25 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
And has written 3 Manhattan guide books published by The History Press
"Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill"  "Exploring New York's SoHo"   "Exploring the Original West Village"

Interested in a Private Walking Tour or Slide Show?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details http://nycwalk.com   http:nycslideshows.com
Or :
Click Here for advance ticket sales

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