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)
- The Ear Inn
- New York Fire Museum
- Aron Burr and Richmond Hill
- A landmark (broken) row of Federal style homes from the 1820's on Van Dam St.
- Find out about the Huron Club, what it was originally at the turn of last century and who were the famous / infamous men connected to it.
- A landmark row of Federal homes from 1820's on Charlton St. and the house that Edna Saint Vincent Milay lived in after she had her first book of poetry publised
- A landmark row of Greek Revival homes from the 1840's on King St. - the house where writer, critic, James Agee lived until his death and the site where Aaron Burr hid after his duel with Alexander Hamilton
- Landmark examples of "The Architecture of Good Breeding"
- St. Anthony of Pauda & a Italian - American community that predates Little Italy
- Find out about: Big Tim Sullivan and much more.
Guided by Alfred Pommer an
informative native New Yorker, college graduate and a Licensed New York City guide Interested in a Private Walking Tour" ?
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.
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details www.nycwalk.com
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