Gargoyles in Manhattan's Flatiron District Walking Tour
We don't see them but they see us

Gargoyles * * History * * Architecture * * Interesting Pictures & Stories

A Walking Tour of the Past and the Present

I will talk about gargoyles, their original function, types of gargoyles and legends / myths connected to gargoyles
along with New York City history, architecture and stories connected to the Flatiron District.

For the 2 hour tour each participant will get an itinerary with 22 stops with 12 New York City and 6 national landmarks
Along with the many gargoyles we will see a precious few caryatids and atlante (atlas)

Caryatids are scarce ancient female ornamentations that are sometimes taken for gargoyles.
Atlante (atlas) are a less rare male ornamentations that are sometimes mistaken for caryatids and / or gargoyles. I compare them.
I discuss each landmark building's architect, age and style. I also include interesting New York city stories such as:
the site and story of the infamous murder of Stanford White, a famous turn of the 20th century architect,
by a jealous millionaire husband (pleaded 'America dementia') of world's most beautiful woman and many more stories

This 2 hour Walking Tour of Manhattan's Past and Present Includes:
A walk through The Flatiron District. Many photographs of the far away gargoyles are shown

Meet in front of 51 Madison Ave. between E. 26 St. & E. 27 St.

The walking tour is 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.
Alfred Pommer has written four Manhattan guide books published by The History Press and Arcadia Publishing
"Exploring Gramercy Park and Union Square"   "Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill"   "Exploring New York's SoHo"
"Exploring the Original West Village"   This is a link to Alfred Pommer's author page at

Interested in a Private Walking Tour?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details  or
for a publicly scheduled walking tour
Or :
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About 2½ to 3 hour or a 3½ to 4 hour version