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Palo Alto Walking Tours Fall 2022 — Our spring schedule is not set yet!


This fall we offered four tours to celebrate the centennial of Birge Clark's practice in Palo Alto. They are identified geographically and feature both well-known structures and little known facts. Tours were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings except for the Professorville tour which was at 10 a.m. on Sunday. All tours are free, open to the pubic, and take about 90 miutes. No reservations are required, — just show up!

  Tour Tour Leader Meeting Place
Oct. 1 1401 Edgewood Edgewood Bo Crane 1401 Edgewood (at Southwood) photo
Oct. 8 455 Coleridge Coleridge Bo Crane 455 Coleridge (west of Cowper)

Oct. 15
1455 Webster Webster Bo Crane 1455 Webster (north side of Embarcadero) photo
Oct. 23 1005 Bryant Professorville Kris Zavoli
Anne Gregor
1005 Bryant (corner Bryant and Addison) photos
Nov. 5 City Hall Downtown Bo Crane City Hall Plaza, 250 Hamilton Avenue photo


Photos from past tours

Downtown tour Nov., 2022
14 people were on this tour.

Professorville Tour, October 23, 2022:
Professorville tour

Mallory, John and Bo
Birge Clark's granddaughter Mallory with husband John, and Bo Crane

Birge Clark Webster Tour, October 15, 2022:
Birge Clark Webster tour

Birge Clark Edgewood Tour, October 1, 2022:
Birge Clark Edgewood tour
Participants included Birge's son Dean!

Crescent Park, May 21, 2022:
Start of tour at Squire House
Squire House

Forest Court
Forest Court

Mayfield Tour, May 7, 2022:
Mayfield photos

Taken on the November 6, 2021 Barron Park tour:
Barron Park tour

Homer Avenue, November 3, 2018:
Homer AVenue

Professorville, October 20, 2018:
2018 Professorville

Crescent Park, September 28, 2013:
Crescent Park

Downtown/Homer May 5, 2012:
248 Homer

If you missed the latest tours or want a glimpse of past tours, check out the self-guided brochures describe below.

Self–Guided Tours

St. thomas Aquinas Homer Avenue Heritage Walk

Old laundries, the church from Harold and Maude, charming Victorian cottages—it's all on Homer Avenue!

College Terrace College Terrace

"Neat Cottages" and "Handsome Residences" define the flavor of College Terrace!

downtown brochure cover Downtown Walking Tour

Beautiful tiles abound! The brochure is currently being revised, so join the next tour!

Squire House Crescent Park  

There is no brochure for this tour yet—so join us on the next docent-led tour!

cover Professorville Sampler

This walk gives you a feel for this wonderful neighborhood that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was Palo Alto's first historical district! Read about early Professorville residents in "Who Was Who in Professorville" by columnist Ward Winslow, reprinted from the Sunday, October 13, 1985 Palo Alto Times Tribune.

door Holiday House Tours

Links to photos from past Holiday House Tours are on the Holiday House Tour page. (There are no plans to resume these tours.)


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