HISTORIC NEWARK THE BOLD FACE OF RESPONSIBLE PRESERVATION:
Long Time Preservation Activist and Tour Guide Liz Del Tufo Leads an Innovative
Fall Tour: "Living in Newark"
Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee's (NPLC) President and Tour Guide Liz Del Tufo, has taken historic tourism to a whole new level. By creating a tour route which highlights the benefits of refitting historic structures for modern use called "LIVING IN NEWARK."
New Jersey's largest, and the nation's third oldest city Newark. Approaching her 350th birthday in 2016, offers a variety of living opportunities not found in the outlying suburbs. The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee invites you to explore that diversity through a Sunday afternoon tour...
The afternoon begins at two lofts and art gallery in The Button Factory. A charming turn of the century factory in Newark's Ironbound neighborhood, which has been converted to a gallery and loft apartments. Followed by a peek into a downtown apartment and amenities at 1180 Raymond Blvd., an amazing pre-war skyscraper. Then on to a townhouse at James Street Commons Historic District. From there the excursion heads to the Central Ward to explore a carriage house and gardens, built in 1871. A short ride later, the tour pauses at today's public housing of 2011. Where a Newark Housing Authority guide will lead and explain the Authority's new concepts for providing affordable housing. Finally, concluding in the Forest Hill Historic District for refreshments and rare look into a 100 year old Georgian home. Advocates and newcomers alike will see new possibilities for preserving history while meeting the demands of contemporary lifestyles. As well as gain new insights from Del Tufo's rich knowledge of the city's vibrant past.
The tour begins and ends in the Newark Museum parking lot at 49 Washington Street. Sunday, September 18th 12:00 to 6:00 PM. The price is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Individuals who decide to join NPLC that day, will receive free admission to the tour for the cost of a $35 membership to the organization. To RSVP please call 973 622 4910.
Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee (NPLC), was founded in 1973 as a non-profit, volunteer based citywide advocate for the historic preservation of the nation's third oldest city, Newark, New Jersey. Proceeds from Del Tufo Tours support NPLC continuing work to protect and preserve Newark history for future generations to enjoy. Learn more about NPLC by visiting: