Between Two Villages:
A Walking Tour of NoHo with Architectural Historian Matt Postal
Tickets: $10 Village Preservation members; $15 all others
Join architectural historian Matt Postal as you explore NoHo, a compact neighborhood of great architectural variety and distinction. This walk focuses on the area’s rich history and recent evolution, from the time of Federal rowhouse construction to the present day. View structures associated with influential 19th-century New Yorkers, including America’s first millionaire John Jacob Astor, and printer Theodore DeVinne, while catching glimpses into forgotten alleys that once served the various cast-iron stores and commercial loft buildings that took root here following the Civil War. We’ll visit NoHo’s three historic districts, addressing pioneering preservation efforts, such as the National Audubon Society’s foward-looking conversion of the Schermerhorn Building in the early 1990s, as well as controversial new buildings and exemplary restoration projects.
- Sunday, October 10, 2010
- 2:30 pm