Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SPECIAL INVITATION :: For Residents of West End Avenue and Environs

West End Avenue Walking Tour
For Residents of the proposed West End - Collegiate Historic District Extension

** UPDATE **
  Since first announcing this FREE public tour, we've had an overwhelming response from residents of the West End Avenue neighborhood who want to learn more about this area!  To accommodate even more people we've added a second tour of the area ...

View of West End Avenue.
LW! invites you on an early evening walking tour of a section within the proposed extensions of the historic districts along West End Avenue, focusing on the area between 70th and 79th Streets.  A tour will be led by Andrew S. Dolkart, the Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University's School of Architect, Planning and Preservation.  AND NOW a second tour will be led by preservation consultant Gregory Dietrich.

West End Avenue, an assortment of grand residences, houses of worship and educational institutions, offers a cohesive picture of the development of the Upper West Side.  A strikingly consistent streetwall of uniform cornice heights, harmonious materials and creative interpretations of historical styles showcases the work of many of the city's most prolific, if less recognized, architects, such as Schwartz and Gross, Neville and Bagge, and brothers George and Edward Blum.

LW! invites our friends and neighbors residing in the proposed West End Avenue historic district extensions, of which there are three, to attend at no charge.  This is a terrific opportunity to learn more about the history of West End Avenue prior to the Tuesday, June 28th, public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Not a resident of West End Avenue? 
Contact us about being added to the tour waiting list.

*Preference will be given to those who did not already attend the March 9th informational breakfast session of the proposed historic district extensions.  Space is limited.  To RSVP call (212) 496-8110 or email

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