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 25 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details www.nycwalk.com
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