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Walking Tour of Downtown Torrance

When:
May 27, 2018 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
2018-05-27T13:30:00-07:00
2018-05-27T15:00:00-07:00
Where:
Torrance Historical Society & Museum
1345 Post Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Torrance Historical Society & Museum
310-328-5392

Old Town TorranceEvery fourth Sunday of the month- May though October.

Tour leaves promptly at 1:30 p.m. from the steps of the Museum and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The tour covers about eight blocks. FREE – donations accepted.

The docent led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum and will point out many of the historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance. Guests will also learn about:

  • What’s in the Torrance Memorial Time capsule (located in the Museum)
  • What three Torrance properties are on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Where the new Centennial Time Capsule Plaza is placed
  • The original street names of “Torrance Boulevard” and “Post Avenue”
  • What famous artist was commissioned to paint a mural on the side of the Employment Development Department building
  • About the explosion that helped start Torrance
  • Why the first homes built for the executives were rented, not sold
  • What building was originally intended for the site where Torrance High School now stands
  • How Torrance broke away from the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Why Torrance does not have a cemetery

The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks – the walk is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. It’s open to the public and requires no reservations. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. You’re invited to bring your camera and a friend!

 

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