Co-Sponsored by Merchant’s House Museum.

Created and led by museum docent Michelle Barshay

Join us for a captivating journey to discover the pivotal changes that shaped the “Bond Street area,” once a residential neighborhood for wealthy merchant families like the Tredwells. On this 90-minute tour, we’ll witness the dramatic changes that unfolded as commercial interests began to encroach, compelling these families to move uptown and triggering a metamorphosis of the entire neighborhood. Homes evolved into boarding houses, business establishments, or were demolished. By 1900, the once-fashionable neighborhood was primarily a commercial area, known for printing and manufacturing. Our walking tour will lead you to the majestic landmarks – from the imposing De Vinne Press to the Schermerhorn factory, Robbins & Appleton, and the historic Fire Engine #33.

Walking Tours are 90 minutes are meet outside the Merchant’s House.

Saturday, April 20, 2024
1:30 pm

Reservations strongly recommended.

$20 for General Admission.

Free for Members of Village Preservation or Merchant House Museum. 

Meeting Location: Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street New York, NY 10003.