Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Sat August 21st Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys - 10:00 am-12:00 pm - please join us

The Museum SFV is pleased to return to our monthly historic walking tours.  

 Please join us on 

Saturday, August 21st

10:00 am - Noon in Van Nuys

$10 suggested donation

RSVP HERE  (pay in advance or at the tour)

Docent is John Hendry, Secretary of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council.


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. Tour highlights include:
•    Van Nuys Bungalow         
•    Women’s Club
•    Old Van Nuys Library (1927)     
•    United Methodist Church
•    Municipal Building Fa├žade    
•    Old Fire Station #39 (1919)  
•    Van Nuys Post Office
•    Van Nuys Fire Station
•    Abeles Map             
•    Fernando Statue, Crystal Plunge
•    Bob’s Big Boy, Busch Gardens     
•    Lankershim, Van Nuys, Whitsett, Whitley

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.

Please RSVP today and pay in advance with:   EVENTBRITE

Search under: Van Nuys Historic Walking Tour 

Cost:        $10 per person donation

(Okay to walk-up and pay too - just tell us that you are attending and how many in your party)

Parking:    Street & metered parking in area 

RSVP:     1-818-347-9665, email at

Please consider inviting a family member, colleague or friend.

Attendees will meet at 9:50 am under the "Bridge/Archway" of the Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys

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Please RSVP and pay in advance with:   EVENTBRITE

Search under: Van Nuys Historic Walking Tour  (Okay to walk-up and pay too)

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