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Spring 2014 Walking Tours

Tours start at 10:00 am and end at approximately 12:00 noon. Sometimes they are slightly longer, so some extra time should be allowed in case the walk meets an informative passerby or dwells at an interesting site. Tours are limited to 30 paying participants unless noted otherwise. Pre-paid reservations are required and tickets are not refundable. Tours are conducted in rain, shine or Berkeley fog and are wheel chair accessible unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, March 8: McGee-Spaulding District
Led by Paul Grunland
A walk in an old Berkeley neighborhood, identifying present buildings and the homes of prominent people including some famous radicals. We will learn of the evolution from Berkeley farms into a tight-knit residential neighborhood. Wheelchair accessible.



Saturday, March 29: Claremont Court Neighborhood

Led by Burl Willes
A walk in a unique Berkeley neighborhood of large single-family homes that have existed for nearly 100 years. We will learn about the fascinating people who have lived in many of these homes. An easy, flat 90 minute walk

Saturday, april 12: West Berkeley Artisans and Industries
Led by Jana Olson
A walking tour showing examples of artisans and industries operating in the southwest Berkeley area west of San Pablo between Dwight Way and Ashby Avenue. Some sites not wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, May 3: Mountain View Cemetery
Led by Dennis Evanosky
A walking tour of one of the first cemeteries in the East Bay. Many early prominent Berkeley citizens are indeed interred there, as Berkeley has no cemeteries. The beautiful, extensive grounds are on a hilly area with spectacular monuments and views. Not wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, May 31: U.C. Housing South of the Campus
Led by several people
Various types of student housing near the UC Campus wiWesley House at Dana & Bancroftll be toured. This will include: Unit One UC dormitory, Wesley House (tour will be led by architect Kirk Peterson) and St. Mark’s Student Housing. Not wheelchair accessible.

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Information about past walks is in the Web Archive

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