Touring The Flatiron: Walks In Four Historic Neighborhoods
The third volume in the Conservancy Tours series, Touring the Flatiron explores the history, architecture and allure of the district anchored by the Flatiron building. The Flatiron district travels from the Victorian department stores of Ladies Mile to the early skyscrapers of Madison Square and the Greek Revival rowhouses of Gramercy Park and Chelsea, four neighborhoods linked together by 23rd St.
Using period photographs, illustrations, maps and text, the pocket-size guidebook leads readers not only to the historic buildings but takes them beyond the facades to the stories of their inhabitants. Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, O.Henry, Stephen Crane, Standford White and Clement Clarke Moore were just a few prominent residents of the Flatiron district.
Touring the Flatiron is your entr into the world of the carriage trade, the world of privilege and poverty depicted in such works as the Age of Innocence and Ragtime. Discover the rich history of one of New York Citys best loved districts on foot. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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