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Esotouric's Palos Verdes Ancient & Modern bus tour
Sat, April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
For tickets or more info, visit https://esotouric.com/palosverdes2017/
Get on the bus as Esotouric heads to the Palos Verdes Peninsula for an all-new one-time-only bus adventure, one of our 10th Anniversary special events.
On this action packed excursion, we’ll delve into prehistory with recently-uncovered evidence of ancient cultivated plantations, celebrate Mid-Century Modern architecture with an insider's tour of Paul R. Williams' time capsule 1960s SeaView subdivision, get a walk through of the Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition Aaron G. Green and California Organic Architecture with curator Alan Hess and have a rare opportunity to tour Green's stunning cliffside Anderson Residence (1959), visit the 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival Malaga Cove Plaza with architectural historian Ann Hugh, and visit the local history research center of the Palos Verdes Library District Central Library with archivist Monique Sugimoto, who will take us through a new exhibition on early 20th Century Palos Verdes architecture.
If you’re fascinated by the built environment and curious to discover secrets of the most beautiful corner of Southern California, you won’t want to miss this very special Esotouric bus adventure.
ABOUT THE ANCIENT AGRICULTURE PRESENTATION:
A special surprise guest researcher will join us at Friendship Park, San Pedro to share his findings. He says: “Before the Spanish claimed this land and named it Palos Verdes, it was sacred to the Gabrielino/Tongva people who according to archeological evidence, lived in the area for at least 15,000 years. Legend says they blessed the land and made it the most beautiful place on earth. I have found evidence of a plantation more than 9000 years old that once covered the length of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Join me for a guided tour of a small portion of this ancient man-made landscape.”
ABOUT THE STOP AT THE SEAVIEW SUBDIVISION
Guest host Price T. Morgan welcomes us to his architecturally significant neighborhood for an informative walking tour. On just one block, we'll see 7 of the 9 house models Paul R. Williams created for the 190-home subdivision SeaView, including a rare butterfly roof, plus iconic outrigger beam rooflines, custom garage doors, stunning examples of Palos Verdes and Texas Shell stone work, and many other time capsule details.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION “AARON G. GREEN AND CALIFORNIA ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE” :
Aaron Green (1917–2001) was an internationally recognized architect and associate of Frank Lloyd Wright. Adopting Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture, Green had a thriving practice distinguished by his commitment to a harmonious relationship between site and structure, and a respect for the properties of the natural materials he utilized. This exhibition examines Aaron Green’s application of organic architecture to a wide range of projects, both public and private, throughout California.
Please note that this is a Special Event, and vouchers and discounts good on our regularly scheduled bus adventures are not accepted for this tour.