Walking Tour of Historic Murray Hill
The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
The Preservation and Design Committee
Date / Time
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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 historic Murray Hill neighborhood is from 34th Street to 42nd Street and from Madison Avenue to Third Avenue.
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.
Your tour guide for March is Robin Garr. Robin has lived in Murray Hill for over 25 years. A professional, licensed NYC tourist guide, Robin joined the P&D Committee as an historian and preservationist. An avid horsewoman, she came to Murray Hill for its centrality, residential character and the number of preserved equine stables which she always points out as part of her tour expertise.
Who Should AttendOpen to MHNA members and the public
Procedures/DirectionsWe will contact you the morning of the event if the weather seems questionable.