Walk It Off Walking Tour of Van Nuys
When: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 10am – 12:30pm
Where: 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.
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
Old Van Nuys Library (1927)
Municipal Building Façade
Bob's Big Boy, Busch Gardens
United Methodist Church
Van Nuys Post Office
Fernando Statue, Crystal Plunge
Lankershim, Van Nuys, Whitsett, Whitley
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. Centennial for Van Nuys in 2011!
RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at email@example.com. Attendees can also pay in advance by going to themuseumsfv.org and click DONATE button.
Cost: $10 per person suggested donation; A donation may also be made on site at beginning of tour.
Parking: Street and metered parking in area