West End Walk: Oxford/Whitney Historic District
The West End Jane Jacobs Walks, sponsored by the West End Civic Association (WECA), are three concurrent walks that will explore the rich architectural, historical, social, educational, and environmental treasures found in the West End neighborhood. Participants will explore and look at the nooks and crannies of different areas of the West End, talk and tell stories about life in the West End in the past and today, and perhaps tomorrow.
The Oxford/Whitney Historic District walk will be led by Mary LaPorte, who has lived in the West End for many years. It will begin at the United Methodist Church of Hartford (571 Farmington Avenue, at the corner of South Whitney Street), where participants will be welcomed by Rev. Cynthia Major, pastor, who will talk about the vital and multidimensional role the Church plays in the community. The walk will then proceed along Whitney Street, Elizabeth Street, Oxford Street, and Fern Street. It will also includes stops at Noah Webster School and Elizabeth Park, as well as “I Spy” and musicians along the way.
All walkers are invited to come to the Connecticut Historical Society at the end of their walks to see the collection of architectural blue prints of West End homes. CHS will offer admission free of charge on the day of the walk.
Date: Saturday, May 5th
Route: Begin at the United Methodist Church of Hartford, 571 Farmington Avenue (at the corner of South Whitney Street). Proceed along Farmington Avenue, Beacon Street, Warrenton Avenue and Tremont Street.
Host Organization: West End Civic Association
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles, wheelchairs, children, and seniors.