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Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys

Attendees will learn about the original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, the Women's Club building, origin of the Daily News, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. Also, who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Re-live "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard," and much more!

Additional tour highlights include:

Van Nuys Bungalow
Women's Club
Old Van Nuys Library (1927)
United Methodist Church
Municipal Building Façade
Van Nuys Post Office
Abeles Map
Fernando Statue, Crystal Plunge
Bob's Big Boy, Busch Gardens
Lankershim, Van Nuys, Whitsett, and Whitley Overviews

Price: $10 Suggested Donation

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

To RSVP by phone for an upcoming historic walking tour, please contact us at (818)[masked] and leave your name, email, phone number and how many attendees or email at [masked].

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  • Chrissy

    Loved that this really the center of the SF valley universe during it's 1930s development. GREAT tour! thx

    1 · November 30, 2012

  • Carolyn C.

    Great tour - very interesting and informative. Had a great time!

    1 · November 29, 2012

  • Steven P

    Cool tour.......lots of history in the valley!!!!!

    1 · November 27, 2012

  • Maryley C.

    On behalf of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - Thank YOU so much for experiencing the Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys! We hope to see you all next year at the North Hollywood Historic Walking Tour. :)

    November 26, 2012

  • Maryley C.

    I really enjoyed the historical pictures that Richard shared with the group, it gave me a better understanding of what Van Nuys and the Valley looked like in the early 1900s.

    November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great tour led by a magnificent docent/curator/activist. No one could have been better.

    1 · November 24, 2012

  • Maryley C.

    If anyone would like to pay the $10 suggested donation in advance, you can do so by visiting the Museum of the San Fernando Valley's website and clicking on the Donate button: http://www.themuseumsfv.org/join-us/donate.
    Thanks! See you tomorrow!

    November 23, 2012

  • Carolyn C.

    Still trying to figure out parking - are all the parking garages closed on Saturday? If it is street parking only do i need quarters for the meters? Public transportation doesn't work for me since i come from a ways away. Thanks!

    November 23, 2012

    • Maryley C.

      Carolyn, from what I understand meter parking is not encouraged because the tour is two and half hours long - most meters in the area only allow 2 hours. From what I remember the area does not have public parking garages and it is best to park west of Van Nuys on Sylvan Street and Tyrone Ave, be sure to read the parking signs.

      November 23, 2012

  • Kathy K.

    Public transit to this event very easy. Orange Line busway to Van Nuys Blvd stop, walk north about 4 blocks.

    1 · November 18, 2012

  • Carolyn C.

    Is there public parking near this spot?

    November 14, 2012

    • Maryley C.

      Hi Carolyn,Metered parking in the area is generally NOT long enough for the tour. Parking is best on Tyrone Avenue south of Sylvan Street or a couple blocks west of Van Nuys Boulevard on Sylvan Street. Wherever you park, be sure to check the signs.

      November 15, 2012

    • Carolyn C.

      Thank you!

      November 15, 2012

  • brian

    Maryley thanks for the fast response - looking forward to it.

    1 · November 14, 2012

  • Maryley C.

    Hi Brian, I work with the Museum of the SFV and I will inform them about the RSVPs here on the Meet Up. Yes, the tour has a $10 suggested donation.

    Maryley

    November 14, 2012

  • brian

    at the bottom of the write is the comment, "To RSVP by phone for an upcoming historic walking tour, please contact us at (818)[masked] and leave your name, email, phone number and how many attendees or email at [masked]." Does this mean that a group reservation has not been made by Rudy or another event organizer? The website also asks for voluntary donations . . .

    November 14, 2012

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