Walking Tour Explores Downtown Long Beach in March

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Guests on the Downtown Long Beach Walking tour will have the chance to see historic buildings and art such as the WPA mural on The Promenade.

Join Long Beach Heritage, Saturday, March 15, 2014 for a Walking Tour of Downtown Long Beach. Long Beach was recently voted  the  best  walkable,  large  city in Southern California by  Walk Score, a company that rates neighborhood throughout the  United States.

Long Beach is filled with historic gems. From  modern architecture to the Art Deco style, it’s all here and waiting to be discovered. The  Walking Tour Program fosters preservation advocacy and education throughout Long Beach. 

A few of the buildings s included on the tour are the WPA Mural-Recreation in Long Beach, Insurance Exchange Building, The Breakers, The Wilmore Building, Farmers & Merchants Bank, First National Bank and the  Security Bank Building.

The tour begins at 9:00 a.m. and lasts 2 to 2½ hours. Tickets are $ 10  each and can be purchased online at at www.lbheritage.com. Tickets will be held in will call and distributed at the meeting site. Free parking at the 3rd and Promenade parking structure until noon.

Tours are held the third  Saturday  of each month. For additional information, call 562-493-7019 or visit www.lbheritage.org.

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