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Sacramento, California: Sacramento's R Street Corridor
May
17
4:00 PM16:00

Sacramento, California: Sacramento's R Street Corridor

Take a walking tour of historic R Street, a railroad and industrial corridor undergoing transformation into a mixed use neighborhood of art galleries, housing, restaurants and pedestrian/transit oriented spaces. Tour led by Todd Leon of CADA and Preservation Sacramento board president William Burg.

Date:  Sunday, May 17, 2015

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Event Start/End: 

The event will start and end at Corner of 3rd & R Street.

Host: William Burg, Sacramento Preservation

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome.

 

 

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Sacramento, California: East Sacramento's 38th Street
May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Sacramento, California: East Sacramento's 38th Street

East Sacramento  was once served by PG&E streetcars that ran down J Street, turning south at 46th Street. By the time this photo was taken circa 1945 they turned around and returned from this point, but until the mid-1930s they ran south through East Lawn Cemetery, zig-zagged past the Coloma School in Elmhurst and stopped at the rear entrance to the California state fairgrounds. Residents of 38th Street could easily reach the fairgrounds or downtown Sacramento on the #3 streetcar until it stopped running in 1946.

East Sacramento was once served by PG&E streetcars that ran down J Street, turning south at 46th Street. By the time this photo was taken circa 1945 they turned around and returned from this point, but until the mid-1930s they ran south through East Lawn Cemetery, zig-zagged past the Coloma School in Elmhurst and stopped at the rear entrance to the California state fairgrounds. Residents of 38th Street could easily reach the fairgrounds or downtown Sacramento on the #3 streetcar until it stopped running in 1946.

This tour explores a portion of East Sacramento, one of Sacramento’s earliest streetcar suburbs, notable for its architectural beauty and landscape design. The stories of some of the original inhabitants of this East Sacramento tract will be shared, and the architectural styles of the neighborhood discussed. Tour led by Preservation Sacramento’s East Sacramento Subcommittee.

Jane Jacobs Walk and Jane Jacobs Roll are part of a continent-wide series of walks and bike rides based on the principles of Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Written in an era when American cities promoted the suburb and the automobile, turning their backs on downtowns and older neighborhoods, her work changed the way American planners thought about cities. It is widely read today by modern urban planners, promoting sidewalks, parks, mixed use, residential density, local economies and walkability. 

Part history tour, part urban planning discussion, Sacramento will host five Jane Jacobs Walks and one “Roll” bike ride. These tours explore how Sacramento’s city neighborhoods function for pedestrians and cyclists, residents and businesses, public transit and cars (or, in some cases, not.) All tours are free and open to the public.

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Date:  Sunday, May 17, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Start/End: 

The event will start and end at Corner of 38th & J Street

Host: William Burg, Sacramento Preservation

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome.

 

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Sacramento, California: Lavender Heights Walking Tour
May
16
4:00 PM16:00

Sacramento, California: Lavender Heights Walking Tour

This tour explores the social history of Sacramento’s LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community, including political activism, social spaces, community centers and nightclubs. The tour will discuss significant events in Sacramento LGBT history, from early activism in the era before Stonewall through the formation of the "Lavender Heights" neighborhood, struggles for social equality and community response to the AIDS crisis. Led by Sacramento Heritage Inc. board member William Burg, and supported by the Sacramento LGBT Center, LLACE and Midtown Business Association. This tour is a "beta test" for a new walking tour supported by Sacramento Heritage, Inc., a city affiliated 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Comments and corrections are welcomed, as this tour will eventually be added to the Sacramento Heritage Inc. walking tour app.

The tour will begin at LLACE and last approximately 90 minutes, including stops at LLACE, the Sacramento LGBT Center, and Midtown Business Association. MBA will also host an after-tour reception at their office.

This tour explores the social history of Sacramento’s LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community, including political activism, social spaces, community centers and nightclubs. Led by Preservation Sacramento board president William Burg, and supported by the Sacramento LGBT Center, LLACE and Midtown Business Association.

Date:  Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Event Start/End: 
BEGIN: Lavender Library and Cultural Exchange, 1414 21st Street
END: Midtown Business Association, 919 20th Street

Host: William Burg, Sacramento Preservation

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors.

Registration: No, all are welcome.

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Sacramento, California: Boulevard Park Walking Tour
May
16
1:00 PM13:00

Sacramento, California: Boulevard Park Walking Tour

  • 810 22nd St Sacramento, CA, 95816 United States (map)
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This tour will explore historic Boulevard Park, an early 20th century designed neighborhood, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors will explore its designed landscapes, “commons” spaces, many beautifully restored historic homes and its one remaining “Fainted Lady”, the long-neglected Hart Mansion at 2131 H Street. Led by Preservation Sacramento board president William Burg and supported by Boulevard Park Neighborhood Association.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Start/End: 
The event will start and end at Northwest corner of 22nd & H Street

Host: William Burg, Preservation Sacramento

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome.

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May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Sacramento, California: Sacramento Preservation Roundtable/Oak Park Walking Tour

This tour starts with a two-hour meeting and presentation focusing on citywide preservation and planning projects, Oak Park’s history, and a recent survey of potential historic districts in Oak Park, presented by Preservation Sacramento board president William Burg and board member Don Cox.

The presentation will be followed by a walking tour of central Oak Park along the Broadway business corridor, beginning at 11 AM. Two tour groups will depart from Wellspring, led by CSUS Geography professor Dr. Robin Datel, and retired Downtown Sacramento Partnership tour guide (and Oak Park native) Mike Munson.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at the Wellspring Women's Center, 3414 4th Avenue, Oak Park, Sacramento
  • END

Host: Dr. Robin Datel and Mike Munson

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome

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May
2
10:00 AM10:00

San Francisco, California: Vibrant Neighborhoods

  • 300-398 Drumm St SF, CA, 94111 United States (map)
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What makes a neighborhood vibrant ... or not?

Interactive walk. Start:10am at Drumm & Washington. End: Visit and with fellow walkers at Piazza (Rossi) Market, Vallejo & Columbus.

The walk is at a leisurely pace and will look at the contrast between the Washington Street eighborhood near the Embarcadero and the neighborhoods in Chinatown and North Beach. Your input and observations are welcome.

Date:  Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Start/End: 
BEGIN: Drumm & Washington
END: Visit with fellow walkers at Piazza (Rossi) Market, Vallejo & Columbus

Host: Lance Carnes, Save North Beach Village

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome.

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