Ladies' Mile NYC Historic District Tour
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Siegel-Cooper & Company, DeLemos & Cordes, 1896
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Ladies' Mile (a stretch of Manhattan below 24th street, most of which lies within the Chelsea and Flatiron neighborhoods of Manhattan) thrived with the hustle and bustle of female shoppers, who were enjoying the freedom and of shopping alone (unaccompanied by men) for the first time.
Hugh O' Neill Building, Mortimer C. Merritt, 1876
Adams Dry Goods, DeLemos & Cordes, 1900
Though all of the merchants from they heyday of the Ladies' Mile have long since closed or moved their operations uptown, shadows of this retail district remain.
If you're searching for walking tours of New York and are also interested in learning about the development of shopping and retail in New York City, we encourage you to try our Ladies' Mile walking tour.
Recommended private Ladies' Mile walking tour length is 2 hours, although additional time (1-2 hours) is encouraged for those interested in incorporating shopping stops into their tour.