Take a walk back in time and explore some of New York City's most elegant retail landmarks!
This app provides a location-based guide to the Ladies' Mile Historic District, which was one of the city's premier shopping destinations in the decades from 1850 to 1900, serving the well-to-do “carriage trade” with soaring cast-iron architecture that defined a new era of shopping.
The app features exterior and interior illustrations of the architecturally important buildings in the district, as well as ink, pen and watercolor drawings of fashion and accessories from famous designers of the period.
The interactive map updates your location as you stroll the neighborhood, located from 15th and 24th streets between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, providing colorful historic context based on research from the digital archives of the New York City Public Library.
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Enhances the tour guide experience
What a great way to help young kids (and old) to learn about the history of shopping in New York City! A wonderful educational tool!
Beautiful and easy to use app. Very user friendly, and outstanding graphics!
Illuminating Vanishing History
Such a clever history lesson on fashion, architecture and commerce. Love the Illustrations and ease of use! Can’t wait for your next lesson!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.