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Friday, June 5, 2015


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 as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure.

Cost: $10 per person donation

Visit Eventbrite to sign up online and prepay. 

Attendees can also pay on site but please call 
1-818-347-9665 or email at to RSVP.

Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Tour Repeats:
June 13, 2015
August 8, 2015
October 10, 2015

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1 comment: said...

Should be a very interesting tour, can't wait.