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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Celebrate the 105th anniversary of Van Nuys on 2/21/16

Join us as we celebrate the 105th Anniversary of Van Nuys by taking a historic walking tour!

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.

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

Cost: $10 per person.
Attendees can pay in advance on Eventbrite:

Parking: Street and metered parking in area

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Sunday, June 19 2016 (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)

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Sunday, October 16 2016 (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)

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