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Downtown Historic Walking Tour

  • Date: 08/27/2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

The historic downtown walking tour of Redwood City will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, in front of the historic 1863 Lathrop House at 627 Hamilton Street. The tour will last approximately one hour and thirty minutes and will include most of Redwood City’s historic commercial buildings as well as some historic residential properties.

Walking tour participants will see where Wyatt Earp occasionally came for a drink, where a Wells Fargo Express Office operated in 1875, Redwood City’s first new car showroom salon and auto repair garage, the finest theater on the peninsula in 1896, the former homes of prominent pioneer citizens and much more.

This particular tour is part of the annual Victorian Days Walking Tours program coordinated by the San Mateo County Historical Association. The Redwood City Historic Resources Advisory Committee, which is being credited by the San Mateo County Historical Association, will be guiding the tour. There are no sign-ups required and there is no charge too attend.

The stops on the tour, using historic names, are as follows:

Lathrop-Connor-Mansfield House - 627 Hamilton Street
San Mateo County Courthouse - 2200 Broadway
California Pacific Title Compnay - 2301 Broadway
New Sequoia Theater (the Fox Theater) - 2211-2225 Broadway
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company - 727 Middlefield Road
Embarcadero Turning Basin (vicinity of Marshall Street garage)
San Mateo County Building and Loan Association - 2022-2024 Broadway
Fitxpatrick Building - 2020 Broadway
Bank of San Mateo County - 2000 Broadway
Diller-Chamberelain Store (Quong Lee Laundry) - 726 Main Street
Sequoia Hotel - 800 Main Street
Alhambra Theater-Masonic Temple - 831-835 Main Street
I.O.O.F. Hall - 839 Main Street
Clifton Motor Company - 847-849 Main Street
William P. Jamieson Building - 901 Main Street
(no historic name) -  917-921 Main Street
Sunshine Grcoery Store - 929 Main Street
Flynn's Ford Agency and Garage - 935 Main Street
Fire Station No. 1 - 1044 Middlefield Road
John Offerman House - 1018 Main Street
John Dielman House - 1020 Main Street
Dessin Brothers-Barnbauer Moters - 1101 Main Street
Rossevelt Park - Main Street and Heller Street
Baptist Church - 402 Heller Street
Anna'a Peninsula Tamale Parlor - 420 Heller Street
Christian J. Hynding House - 446 Heller Street
Foresters of American Lodge Hall - 1204 Middlefield Road
Eugene Mourot House - 116 Stambaugh Street
Fred and Hannah Kirste House - 142 Stambaugh Street
(no historic name) - 114 Stambaugh

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