Residential architecture of the Gilded Age is probably better represented in the areas covered on this series of 4 tours of Manhattan’s Upper East Side than anywhere else in New York. Join Alan M. Engler for these informative and entertaining walks focusing on the history and architecture – and scandals – of New York in the Gilded Age. See how names like Frick, Carnegie, Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and the architects Richard Morris Hunt, Warren and Wetmore, and McKim, Mead and White, among others, have left their mark in these neighborhoods. From Huguette Clark to the crime of the century, see what you’ve been missing when you walk through the streets. And, as always, don’t forget to look up!
The tours can be done in any order. There is some overlap of background material but different buildings are viewed on each tour.