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Free Walking Tour of Historic Murray Hill Saturday May 3

4/25/2014 - By Marea Edynak

You are invited to learn more about the history and architecture of Murray Hill with tour guides  Barbara Sagan and Paula Thomson. Hear the stories learn about the people who lived there  as you stop in front of the homes of famous residents including Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the granddaughters of Abraham Lincoln, J P Morgan and artist Warhol . 
The tour will  visit many of the Murray Hill blocks from Madison Avenue to Third Avenue, East 34th Street  to East 40th Street while noting  former mansions, brownstones and former carriage houses, as in the photo of Sniffen Court. 
Significant buildings include the Union League Club, Morgan Library, Scandinavia House, Church of the Incarnation and the  Robb Mansion. Stanford White and William A. Delano are noted architects here. Explore more about  what characterizes their styles. 
You will  note the tunnel under Park Avenue and what this street was called before. And you will become familiar with the  stages of neighborhood protection from over development, from the Murray Hill Restrictive Agreement of 1847, to the establishment of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association in 1960. 
Dates: May 3, 2014, 
Times: 09:00 AM, 12:00 PM
Meeting Place: East 37th St and Park Ave, alongside Union League Club (38 East 37 St) facing Park Ave
Cost:  Free. No need to register. Just show up
Walk Guides: Paula Thomson, Barbara Sagan
Accessibility: Family friendly, Wheelchair accessible
The Murray Hill Preservation and Design Committee is teaming with The Municipal Art Society to celebrate Jane's  Walk to present this tour. Jane's Walk celebrates the memory of presercvationist Jane Jacobs.
Jane's Walk will present over 100  free guided walks throughout New York's five boroughs. Thousands of New Yorkers and visitors are expected to attend.
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