Tom Miller Talks About the Architectural & Social History of Murray Hill, followed by a reception

Tom Miller Talks About the Architectural & Social History of Murray Hill, followed by a reception


Organized by

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
The Preservation and Design Committee
212-689-6730 (voice) (email)

Date / Time

Saturday, April 6, 2019
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM



The talk begins at 11am, followed by a reception lasting until 1:30pm.

Have you ever wondered who lived in all the grand homes that grace our neighborhood?

Historian Tom Miller returns for his fourth annual lecture on the architectural and social history of Murray Hill, with a focus on some of our neighborhood's most famous residents of years past. Millionaires, admirals and ne'er do-wells are all part of the history of our fascinating neighborhood.

The talk will be a deep dive into just one block--East 36th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues--which was home to an extraordinary number of prominent military, political and business figures, including the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt family just after their marriage, Admiral Benjamin Franklin Isherwood, and Admiral Daniel G. Farragut.

The speaker, Tom Miller, is an amazing story-teller who brings these characters and the great styles of their times back to life.


Tom, originally from Dayton Ohio, is a long-time NYC resident. He writes a daily blog ( that chronicles the history of Manhattan's buildings and neighborhoods. In it, he describes more than 80 buildings in Murray Hill and hundreds more in other Manhattan neighborhoods.

Tom Miller is the author of two books: 'Seeking New York: The Stories Behind the Historic Architecture of Manhattan--One Building at a Time' and 'Seeking Chicago: The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City-One Building at a Time.'

Photo: Eleanor & Franklin Roosevelt with their first 2 children.

Who Should Attend

Open to the public.


These lectures are very popular and tend to sell out fast, so book your tickets now!

Registration Fees

Number of people to register:


The Makor Center for Spiritual Judaism
109 East 39th Street
(between Park & Lexington Avenue)


Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
Makor Center for Spiritual Judaism


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