2012 House Tour Highlights

We had a beautiful day for our 14th annual house tour benefit on Sunday, May 6th!  The sun was shining and hundreds of people came out to visit six wonderful Village homes at their own pace. The self-guided tour also included a bonus site: the former studio of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney at the New York Studio School at 8 West 8th Street, which also served as our ticket pick-up location. The tour is GVSHP’s biggest fundraiser of the year and Sunday was a great success!

The past mixed with the present as visitors were able to see firsthand how today’s families live in and care for these historic homes. We thought we’d share some of the highlights with you here at Off the Grid.

Andrew Berman, GVSHP's Executive Director, hands out house tour tickets at the New York Studio School on Sunday, May 6th.

Sheryl Woodruff, GVSHP's Senior Director of Operations, shows GVSHP volunteer Ted Mineau a map of the house tour.

Visitors line up outside one townhouse while others decide which house to see next.

Windows were open on a beautiful spring day.

The day ended with a reception at a private residence to celebrate another successful house tour!

To see more photos from our 2012 house tour please visit our Flickr page. Thanks to everyone who made this day a huge success by coming out to see these homes in support of GVSHP and the work we do to help preserve and educate about the Village, NoHo and the East Village. We hope to see you next year!


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avatar Amanda is GVSHP's Director of Preservation & Research