Past Meetup

Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys

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The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has set the dates for the 2013 Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys. If you missed the tour previously, now you have plenty of time to mark your calendar and come enjoy the tour!

Repeats on:

Van Nuys - August 10th, 2013
Van Nuys - October 12th, 2013

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

Parking: 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. Last time someone was able to find an open parking garage on Friar St but there is no guarantee it will be open again.

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].