Walking Tour of Historic Murray Hill
The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
The Preservation and Design Committee
Date / Time
Sunday, August 26, 2018
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
DescriptionCome walk around Historic Murray Hill with a knowledgeable guide and learn about its many historic landmarks, including the Union League Club, The Morgan Library, the Polish Consulate and others. The tour also features information about the well-known architects who designed them, including Hoppin & Koen, Horace Trumbauer, C.P.H. Gilbert, Stanford White, Emery Roth and Fred French.
Hear about the famous people who once called this neighborhood home, including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and Andy Warhol. Find out how Mary Murray distracted the British General Howe to allow the American army to escape during the American Revolution.
Tour guides will focus on the unique architectural qualities of the buildings as well as the historic evolution of the neighborhood and its preservation as a residential oasis in Midtown Manhattan.
The tour covers the area from Madison Avenue to 3rd Avenue and 34th Street to 40th Street, and is both educational and entertaining. You will walk away with a new appreciation of this very special neighborhood.
This program is part of NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, the multi-year celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law.
Walking tours will be offered the last Sunday of every month through November.
Who Should AttendOpen to MHNA members and the public
Procedures/DirectionsWe will contact you the morning of the event if the weather seems questionable.