Tours

A project by the Historic Preservation Education Foundation
Over its thirty year history, the Historic Preservation Education Foundation has supported the development of numerous tours for conferences, workshops, and publications. HPEF is now converting this material to digital walking tours with new images and content accessible by smartphone or tablet. The first tour explores the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District in New York City. For more information visit: HPEF.US.

Take a Tour

Recent Stories

This no-nonsense iron-front warehouse with large windows and minimal decoration was converted into residential lofts by the 1980s. Its iron elements were cast by the big Cornell iron foundry located…

Circular glass lenses, through which natural light can pass to illumine the basement, are embedded in cast iron sidewalk panels and stairs in front of a large Romanesque Revival masonry building. This…

The original folding iron shutters—offering both security and fire protection—still cover the lower level of these three buildings on Mercer Street, which share a common Broadway facade. The once…


The graceful L-shaped skyscraper at 561 Broadway, with its exquisite exterior ironwork and extensive terra cotta decoration, was built as a factory by the Singer Manufacturing Company for the…