Sunday Walking Tours
Historic Morningside Heights
Fall '97

Free Tours conducted by friends and members of the MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS

Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse
Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse, 1876 (interior)

October 5th: The Founding Four Corners
The Heights' earliest landmarks: Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse, Engine Company #47 Firehouse, St. Luke's Hospital, Cathedral Curch of St. John the Divine

Leake & Watts Orphan Asylum
Leake & Watts Orphan Asylum 1843
Riverside Park
Olmsted's Riverside Park at 116th St.

October 12th: Park to Park via Campus
Walk 116th Street, from Riverside Park, crossing Columbia University campus on College Walk

Carl Schurz Monument
Carl Schurz Monument - Karl Bittes, sculptor 1909
Epstin's Madonna & Child
Jason Epstein's Madonna & Child
at Riverside Church

October 19th: The Height of the Heights
The promotory: Riverside Church, General Grant's Tomb, the Belvedere, Claremont Playground

Grant National Monument
General Grant national Monument -
John Duncan, 1897
Schwartz - Gross Marquee
Schwartz-Gross Marquee 1909

October 26th: "In the heart of the high class apartment house district"
(Fall Renting Guide, 1910)
Up close look at the historic residential buildings along Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue

Schwartz - Gross Lobby
Schwartz-Gross lobby 1909

PLEASE NOTE: All tours will meet at 2 p.m. at the fountain at Riverside Drive and 116th St. No advance reservations required. Free participation. Rain cancels tours.

For information on all tours contact (212) 665-8535

Morningside Heights Historic District Committee
Box 250344
Columbia Station, New York, NY 10025.

Return to Preserve & Protect

last revised Sept 15 1997
by David Goldfarb