Upper East Side Historic District: A Walking Tour
Sunday, November 11th at 1:00pm
Tour meets on the NW corner of Fifth Avenue and East 60th Street
$10 members, $15 non-members
ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED
One of the city’s largest historic districts, this area contains some of the finest examples of urban residential architecture in America. Splendid townhouses, opulent mansions, and imposing apartment buildings are set among the institutions, clubs, and businesses that cater to this storied community. With such breathtaking architecture the neighborhood seems a natural candidate for a historic district, but its designation was fiercely debated. Join Anthony C. Wood, Frank Sanchis, and a special team from FRIENDS as we chronicle the long battle to designate this district, our continuing growth as a preservation advocacy organization, and our 30-year-old campaign to save the Upper East Side’s architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place.
To purchase tickets, please call 212-535-2526 or click here.
Above image: 2-28 East 73rd Street, photographed by FRIENDS soon after the 1981 LPC designation of the Upper East Side Historic District, overlaid with advocacy pin from the designation campaign