Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys

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6262 Van Nuys Blvd

6262 Van Nuys Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 91401

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Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys

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Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys

Saturday, April 25, 2020

From 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a stroll back in time through the "Town That Was Started Right!"

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure. Tour highlights include:

Van Nuys Bungalow

Women's Club

Old Van Nuys Library (1927)

United Methodist Church

Municipal Building Facade

Van Nuys Post Office

Abeles Map

Fernando Statue, Crystal Plunge

Country Western Store

Bob's Big Boy, Busch Gardens

Lankershim, Van Nuys, Whitsett, Whitley, and much much more

The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture and industry. Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509.

Please RSVP and pay in advance with:

EVENTBRITE - Search under: Van Nuys Historic Walking Tour (Okay to walk-up and pay)

Cost: $10 per person

Parking: Street & metered parking in area

Also, please visit www.TheMuseumSFV.org

museumsanfernandovalley.blogspot.com

Please consider inviting a family member, colleague oer friend.

Attendees will meet under the "Bridge/Archway" of the Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. on the SE corner of Sylvan Street and Van Nuys Blvd. at 9:50 am.

Wear comfortable shoes. Only about a one mile, flat walk.

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6262 Van Nuys Blvd

6262 Van Nuys Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 91401

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