Madison Avenue Business Improvement District
29 East 61st Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10065

Walking Tour – Madison Avenue: High Fashion and Historic Preservation, Saturday, March 7

January 13th, 2020   

Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo House (currently Ralph Lauren flagship), built in 1898.

Join AIANY and the Madison Avenue BID as we discover the history behind Madison Avenue’s landmark buildings, and explore how high fashion retail has been incorporated into the district to create a world-famous shopping destination. The area evolved from brownstones built in the 1870s and 1880s, to lavish Beaux Arts townhouses by celebrated architects such as McKim, Mead & White, Carrère & Hastings, and Ernest Flagg, to luxury apartment buildings designed by Rosario Candela, Emery Roth, and others. Since early in the twentieth century, many of those historic residential buildings have been transformed to accommodate prestigious stores. The tour will examine architecture from 1870 to the present on and near Madison in the East 60s and 70s, an area entirely within the Upper East Side Historic District, and consider how landmark designation has preserved the avenue’s distinctive character.

AIANY Guide: John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA
Next tour date is Saturday, March 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

The tour fee is $20. To register, please click here.

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