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BERKELEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
 
FALL 2019 WALKING TOURS

Saturday, September 21: South Shattuck Avenue. Led by Robert Johnson
As a stop on the early train, the area around Dwight Way became a commercial node, but as downtown became the commercial center the lack of new development actually helped preserve some elements of the area. A mix of important old and new buildings, the area also has features of the Japanese American presence, the former Herrick Hospital, the former Berkeley Free Market, the location of the Fine Arts Cinema and a rich variety of architecture.

Saturday, October 5: 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 interred there as Berkeley has no cemeteries. The extensive grounds are on a hilly area with spectacular monuments and views. Not wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, October 12: On the Berkeley Waterfront. Led by John Underhill
Visit the current waterfront, seen with 150 years as background. Visit Shorebird Nature Center, ship chandlery, the Berkeley Yacht Club and the concrete submarine. Extended flat walking.

Saturday, October 19: West Berkeley Artisans and Industries. Led by Jana Olson
A walking tour showing examples of artisans and industries operating in the southwestBerkeley area west of San Pablo Avenue between Dwight Way and Ashby Avenue. Some sites not wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, October 26: Berkeley Sites and Memories of War. Led by Steven Finacom
Though Berkeley regards itself as a city of peace, it has also been shaped by war in many ways. As Armistice/Veterans Day approaches, this walk will visit local sites connected to war including some of the nearly dozen veterans memorials on the UC Berkeley campus and the city’s cluster of Downtown military monuments and buildings where “Homefront” activities took place during World Wars I and II. The walk will also include sites where the actions of Berkeleyans had an international effect on both war and peace. The walk will be mostly downhill on campus pathways and city sidewalks. 

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