HW Pick: The Stories Behind the Historic Architecture Of Manhattan

June 10, 2015

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Seeking New York is a richly detailed book that traces the architectural and social history of Manhattan, one building at a time.

The book explores the seemingly never-ending depths of history of Manhattan, through both the most famous buildings’ histories, as well as the lesser architectural survivors.

During his presentation, alongside the details about each building’s architect, dates, and styles, the book’s author, Tom Miller will reveal the joys and achievements, trials and tribulations, and the tragedies and scandals of those who lived within.   He will describe how the ever-changing face of Manhattan is captured through its structures and their unique stories.


“Through these tales deftly told by Tom Miller, emerge not only individual nuggets of history, but a picture of the island itself, as it rises as a centre for world power.” – National Geographic Traveler.

Tom Miller moved to New York City in 1979 from Dayton, Ohio, bringing with him a passion for buildings. He currently holds the rank of Inspector within the NYPD’s Auxiliary Police Force. In 2009 he started a blog, Daytonian in Manhattan (www.daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com), which has now reviewed over a thousand buildings, statues, and other points of interest.

Please Click Here for the Invitation

Reception  and Book-signing to follow. Advance registration is recommended.
$15 General admission,
$10 General Society members, New York Landmarks Conservancy Members, ICAA Members and Senior Citizens, $5 Students.
To register please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840  ext 2 or 

The Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. in The General Society Library


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On Tuesday, June 16th at 6:30 p.m.

The Lecture will be followed by a Book-Signing and Reception

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York City, karin.taylor@generalsociety.org, 212.840.1840  ext 2.

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