Downtown Walking Tours guide guests through Long Beach Past
2009-06-10 · By Editor
After a nearly two-year hiatus, Long Beach Heritage is once again pleased to offer its Long Beach Walking Tour program to educate about the city’s rich architectural heritage and help foster preservation advocacy.
The first tour will take place on Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. and begin at Third Street and The Promenade, next to the “Recreation in Long Beach” mural, a late 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA) project.
Those on the Downtown Walking Tour will travel approximately one and a half miles exploring the streets of downtown and some of the area’s most historic buildings, including the Insurance Exchange Building, The Breakers, The Willmore Building, Farmers & Merchants Bank, First National Bank, the Security Bank building to name a few. A tour guide will discuss the architecture of the buildings and some history of the area. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
The tour cost is $10. Reservations are requested and can be made online at www.lbheritage.org or call (562) 493-7019.