Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Upcoming events of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley and Northridge100 organziations.

What: Van Nuys Historic Walking Tours

When: Saturday, July 17, 2010

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: (Starting Location) 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Under archway of Marvin Braude

Join us for a stroll back in time through the "Town That Was Started Right!"

The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture and industry. Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509.

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share, and meet special guests as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure. Tour highlights include:

* Van Nuys Bungalow
* Women’s Club
* Old Van Nuys Library (1927)
* United Methodist Church
* Municipal Building Fa├žade
* Van Nuys Post Office
* Abeles Map
* Fernando Statue, Crystal Plunge
* Bob’s Big Boy, Busch Gardens
* Lankershim, Van Nuys, Whitsett, Whitley

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at

Please leave name, address and phone number (walk-ups welcome too!)

Cost: $10 per person suggested donation

Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Attendees will meet under the "Bridge/Archway" of the Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. on the SE corner of Sylvan Street and Van Nuys Blvd.

Sponsored by Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

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