A Walking Tour of the NoHo Historic District

On September 21, 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held its inaugural meeting following the passage of the Landmarks Law in April. At that meeting, the 1832 Merchant’s House was designated the first landmark in the borough of Manhattan. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the meeting, the Merchant’s House and GVSHP will give walking tours of 19th century landmark treasures of the NoHo Historic District.

On this 90-minute walking tour of the NoHo Historic District, we will see eleven buildings designated as individual landmarks. In 1832, when the Merchant’s House was built, elegant Greek-Revival row houses of red brick and white marble flanked the tree-lined streets of this fashionable residential enclave. At mid-century, cast iron made its first appearance and commercial buildings and factories came to dominate the area. By century’s end, Louis Sullivan’s 12-story steel-framed office building was scraping the sky on Bleecker Street.

We will be outdoors and on our feet the entire time, so please wear comfortable shoes and dress accordingly.

Monday, September 21, 2015