Our friends at Village Preservation are offering this exciting walking tour on Saturday, October 28th at 1:30 PM. The event is $20, or free for Village Preservation members. Tour will meet at the Merchant’s House Museum. Click here to reserve your spot today!
In the first half of the 19th century, the “Bond Street” area was a fashionable exclave for wealthy merchant families like the Tredwells. As commercial interests encroached, these families began moving uptown, transforming the neighborhood. Many homes evolved into boarding houses and business establishments; some were torn down and replaced with manufacturing and commercial buildings. By 1900, the once-fashionable “Bond Street” neighborhood was primarily a commercial area known for printing and manufacturing.
During our walk, we will see some of the grand buildings that defined the era, including the imposing DeVinne Press Building (1886), where several leading American magazines were printed, including Scribner’s Monthly. In 1888, William C Schermerhorn demolished his family mansion on Lafayette Street and constructed a stunning factory building designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh, which he then rented out to a manufacturer of boys’ clothing.
Walking Tours are 90 minutes are meet outside the Merchant’s House.