Missionaries and Oregon Trail pioneers arrived on the fertile West Tualitin Plain in the 1840s. In 1849, Tualitin Academy, later to become Pacific University, was the beginning of the community that grew into Forest Grove. The arrival of the railroad in the 1870s established Forest Grove as a trade center for the surrounding agricultural community. Much of the late 19th and early 20th century architecture can still be seen at the downtown intersection of Pacific Avenue and Main Street.
We'll start our tour on the west end of Pacific University in front of Marsh Hall (see photo above) and have a look at some of the most significant historic buildings on campus. We'll then explore the downtown district and continue for a look at a few of the most interesting historic houses in the city.
This easy urban stroll covers less than one mile and will take about 2 hours.
Fee for this narrated walking tour is $15 payable by cash, check or credit card at the beginning of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD