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 27 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods
and is the author of four Manhattan guide books published by The History Press.

Interested in a Private Walking Tour" ?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details www.nycwalk.com
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A armchair guide book: "Exploring New York's SoHo" by Alfred Pommer  

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 :
E Mail Me

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