The Tribeca Historic Districts Walking Tour
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories
A Walking Tour of the Past and the Present
Meet at the southeast corner of Read St. St. & West Broadway
Two hour version and a Two and a half hour version or the Three hour version
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
27 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
And he 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 amazon.com
This Walking Tour Of Tribeca's Past and Present Features:
We will walk pass buildings that reflect Tribeca's commercial and industrial history
but now many contain, New York's trendiest restaurants, stores and apartments for celebrities
we will pass historic sites, landmark buildings and the interesting streets of Tribeca.
Each participant will recieve a itinerary:
For the 2 hour tour with 18 stops, that include 5 New York City landmarks.
For the 2½ hour tourwith 21 stops that include 7 New York City landmarks
For the 3 hour tour with 24 stops that include 10 New York City Landmarks
All stops are fully discussed.
The 2 Hour Tour Features:
- Bogardus Triangle commemorates James Bogardus and the 1st cast iron building
- The Schepp's Bldg., 1880, built by "The Cocoanut King"
- The Western Union Bldg., - it was known as: the Telegraph Capitol of America
- The New York Mercantile Exchange, 1884 it was known as the Butter and Cheese Exchange
- Duane Park - Anneke Jans Bogardus, her decendants claim to own Tribeca & they tried to get it back
- Washington Market Park commemorates the Washington Market and the Washington Street Market
- A row of landmark Federal houses dating from 1796 to 1828
- Tribeca Grill
- The AT&T Long Lines Bldg., from 1928
- site & pictue of the largest privately owned building in New York in 1858
- A stable built in 1867 for American Express
- White Street House a modest two story landmark residential building from 1809
- The facade has hydrants, valves, pipe couplings & the New York City Seal
- N. Moore St. and Franklin St. the heart of Tribeca
- site of the Lisparnard farm visited by George Washington
- Site and picture of St. John1s Chapel & Park & the site of Cornelius Vanderbilt's Rail Road Terminal
- The Lonely Genius of Hudson Square
- The real Finn of Finn Square and much more
The 2½ Hour Tour Includes:
- site of A.M.E. Zion Church where Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, & Soujourner Truth worshiped
- originally: The Kitchen, Montross & Wilcox Store, one of the few surviving cast iron building by James Bogardus
- origially: The New York Life Insurance Co. Bldg. from 1890 with its distinguished Classical Clock overlooking Broadway & the Clockwork Gallery
Stops Included for a 3 Hour Tour:
Interested in a Private Walking Tour or Slide Show?
- The Metropolitan Life Insurance Bldg., a cast iron gem from 1870
- "The Leaning Landmark" a cast iron facade, from 1872, combining the Italianate style and the French Second Empire style
- originally: the David Brown Store, from 1876, combines brick, sandstone, cast iron with Romanesque & Venetian Gothic details
- The Cary Building, a landmark, masterpiece of cast iron design (Italian Renaissance) from 1857
- originally: The Hopkin's Store, a Borgardus cast iron building from 1857
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