Historical Walking Tour of Westside Redding at 1:00 PM
Meet at the Behrens-Eaton House Museum to tour Chestnut and West Streets and view their beautiffuly restored homes. Mike Grifantini and Sue Lang will guide this tour that spans a range of topics from home architecture and architects to the well-known people that lived in these homes in the “olde days” to the connection between Redding and the creation of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The walk will cover about 3/4 of a mile on relatively flat to slightly sloping sidewalks.
Historical Walking Tour of the Redding’s Downtown Commercial District at 3:30 PM
Meet at the Cascade Theater. Mike Grifantini leads this fun tour of the downtown Commercial District. The location of the “Old Mall” was where much of the city’s commerce occurred in the early days. Participants will make a loop around and through the mall to learn what it was like to be both a merchant and customer before there were automobiles. While many of the old buildings were removed to construct the Old Mall, there are a surprising number that still exist (or parts of them, for those that know where to look). We will even see the location where the city’s Christmas tree was placed (and ran into by revelers!) decades ago. This tour will cover approximately one mile, on flat pavement or sidewalks.
This tour is sponsored by the Behrens-Eaton House Museum, will take approximately 1 1/4 hr. and will proceed in any weather other than heavy rain. The tour is free but the guide requests that participants make a donation to the museum.
Date: April 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM & 3:30 Pm
Where: 1:00 Tour / 1520 West St. & 3:00 Tour / Cascade Theater