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Designers for the Millionaires of the Gilded Age


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Location:
Irvington Public Library
12 South Astor Street
Irvington, New York , NY , 10533
County: Westchester
Date(s):
9/28/2013 10:30 AM

Category: Walk/Hike

Themes: Accessible by Public Transportation,Family Friendly,Great Estates Cultural Corridor,Hudson River Artists Trail,Wheelchair Accessible

Event Description:
You will tour the Hudson River waterfront of the Village of Irvington, the former site of the Lord & Burnham Company, manufacturer of greenhouses and conservatories for wealthy clients, including robber baron Jay Gould of Lyndhurst, and the New York Botanical Garden. We will meet at 10:30 am at the Irvington Public Library, 12 South Astor Street, directly east of the Irvington train station (free parking) on MetroNorth’s Hudson Line, in the former 1881 Lord & Burnham offices. We will tour it and the related factory buildings across the train tracks, now home to many businesses and 3 restaurants, as well as Eileen Fisher’s Lab Store and Scenic Hudson Park, with views of the NYC skyline and the Palisades. We will walk up Main Street and visit the Town Hall, a 1902 historic landmark building and its restored Tiffany Reading Room, designed by the Tiffany studio, and Town Hall Theater, modeled after the Ford Theater in Washington, DC. Our final stop is the second oldest home in Irvington, the McVickar house, headquarters of the Irvington Historical Society. After the tour ends at 12:30pm visit one of the many restaurants on Main Street or at the waterfront or bring a bag lunch or stop at a local deli to picnic in Scenic Hudson Park. You may wish to join another guided walk, Meandering among the Millionaires’ Mansions, which departs from Irvington’s Town Hall at 2:00 pm, and includes a tour of the remains of Lyndhurst’s Lord & Burnham greenhouses. Info: 646-303-1448 or skelsey@aqueduct.org

Contact Information:
Sara Kelsey
saraakelsey@gmail.com
646-303-1448

Additional Information:
Event Duration (Hours): 2
Trip Duration (Hours): 2 hours
Trip Length (Miles): 2 miles
* One way trip
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Not suitable for children under: OK for any age if children are supervised
Trip Characteristics: Total on pavement but Main Street, Irvington is on a steep hill. Benches are available at several locations for resting, if necessary.
Additional Equipment required: Water recommended.
Wheelchair Accessible
Accessible by public transportation
Additional Activities: For additional activities in Irvington, visit www.rivertownsny.org


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