The Upper East Side Millionaires Mile Tour I with a Licensed NYC Guide with 25 years of experiences
The tour This walking tour is about 3 hours long and each participant will receive an itinerary with 23 stops that includes 9 New York City landmarks and 4 national landmarks. All stops are fully discussed. The tour focuses on the architecture and history of a part of a neighborhood that was known as Millionaires Mile at the turn of the twentieth century (between 1890 & 1910), and is part of today's Upper East Side Historic District. Included in the tour are a number of surviving mansions plus interesting pictures of by-gone mansions and scenes form the past along with stories that will help join us with the neighborhood's history. You will be shown examples of the French Renaissance Chateau style, the Italian Renaissance Palazzo style, New York's finest example of the Neo Federal style, a Roman Renaissance mansion, a Venetian Renaissance style mansion, 2 Beaux Arts designed mansions, an Art Palace, a 20th century English Georgian Revival double mansions, a crisp English Regency styled mansion. Also there is a landmark apartment building with French Gothic and Renaissance details that was home to Boris Karloff. Plus there is a huge landmark temple with load bearing walls and a facade that features a Grand Romanesque Revival Arch and details, mixed with Moorish motifs. You will also see a Modern Urban Temple and much more.
Alfred Pommer is an author, a college graduate and a native of New York City. He worked for the New York City Parks Department for 25 years (15 years as a supervisor). Fascinated by the city’s history and architecture, he decided to share his passion with others and started to organize walking tours in the early 1990s. As a true passionate of New York City, Alfred collects photographs and anecdotes of the spots he enjoys the most. He is the author of four Manhattan guide books “Exploring the Original West Village”, “Exploring New York's SoHo”, "Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill" and "Exploring Gramercy Park and Union Square". Alfred Pommer has an author's page at amazon .com (http://Amazon.com/author/alfredpommer)
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