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Walking Tours

Docent led walking tours will resume in April. The first tour will be April 11 on Homer Avenue.

All tours will begin at 10 a.m.

Homer Tour

Join us Saturday mornings this spring at 10 a.m. for the following tours:

April 11 — Homer Avenue — Led by Steve Emslie. Meet at the Woman's Club, 475 Homer Avenue.

May 9 — Professorville — Led by Gail Woolley. Meet at the corner of Addison and Bryant.

May 16 — College Terrace— Led by Carolyn George. Meet at the corner of College and Harvard (1181 College). This tour is not the same as the College Terrace Sampler below.

June 20 — Crescent Park— Led by Margaret Feuer. Meet at the southeast corner of Univesity and Seneca (900 University).

Still planned, but not yet scheduled, is Downtown. Check back!

For a preview of our historic architectural styles, learn more here, and to see what some of our early architects and builders created, look here.

College Terrace Walking Tour Sampler College Terrace Sampler

Dating from 1887, College Terrace was developed with faculty and fraternities in mind!

Squire House Crescent Park  

There is no brochure for this tour yet--but there will be a docent-led tour in June. Watch for the date!

Downtown brochure Downtown Walking Tour

Beautiful tiles abound! We are hoping to resume a docent-led tour in 2015.

door Holiday House Tour

Links to photos from past Holiday House Tours are on the Holiday House Tour page. (There is no tour planned for this year.)

Homer Avenue MOAH entry Homer Avenue Heritage Walk

Old laundries, the church from Harold and Maude, charming Victorian cottages—it's all on Homer Avenue! We will have a docent-led tour this spring.

tour brochure 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. Check back for a docent tour.

 

 


PAST's 2013 Preservation Month celebration included Saturday morning walking tours of Homer Avenue, Downtown, Crescent Park (new this year) and Professorville. Attendance grew each week. These tours were so successful that a second series was given in the early fall. Thank you tour guides Haley Stevens, Steve Emslie, Suzanne Mantell, Margaret Feuer, Sallie Tasto, Gail Woolley, and Joan Jack. Also thanks to Carol Blitzer of the Palo Alto Weekly, and Kathy Bennett and Linda Zavoral of the San Jose Mercury News for their publicity about the tours.

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