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Historical Walking Tours: Santa Rosa

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Mark Parry AIA,CSI,SAH is architect and architectural historian. He will again lead five walking tours through historical downtown Santa Rosa and its environs. This course is for those interested in architecture, history, and the development of our community. We will discuss styles of architecture and the societal and political influences that have shaped our city. We will review the past and look to the future as we discuss changes planed for downtown and Railroad Square and the process necessary to implement change in the city.
Take a thought provoking stroll through the heart of Santa Rosa including: Court House Square/Cherry Street district; Railroad Square/B Street district; Burbank Gardens/Julliard Park; Ridgway and SRJC district; McDonald Avenue. Wear comfortable shoes! Enrollment is limited, so register early as the class generally fills up early.
Location map and Tour Schedule mailed upon registration (or emailed to online registrants when an email address is provided). You can also check the presenters web site for changes or other upcoming courses. Please call (707) 527-4372 if not received.

Class Details

5 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

On Location

Wm. Mark Parry 



Please read:  Once registered, students should review the web site of the instructor: Mark Parry for locations, times & dates or changes to course agenda. Instructor can be contacted at if necessary. Locations and times will be confirmed at first meeting. Email: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking!! First class meets below the Clock Tower at the empire building at Courthouse Square downtown Santa Rosa. (park at the 5th street garage) Tuesday Evenings 4:30pm-6:30pm, April 24-May-22, 2018 April 24 Meet at Downtown Santa Rosa- Cherry St. (Meet at the Empire Building @ the clock tower Old Court House Square. Park in 5th St. Garage, across from Pendernson's) May 1 Meet at Railroad Square- B St. (Meet at Sonoma County Museum 7th St., Park at Macy’s Garage) May 8 Burbank Gardens - Olive Street. (Meet at 204 Santa Rosa Avenue, Burbank Home & Gardens, at fountain SE corner Sonoma Ave. & S.R. Ave. Park on Sonoma Ave. or on Tupper Street) May 15 Ridgway Historic District - SRJC area. (Meet at Santa Rosa High School front steps. 1235 Mendocino Ave. Park along Ridgway at Ridgway School.) May 22 McDonald Avenue - Proctor Terrace area. (Meet at SW corner of McDonald Avenue and Pacific Avenue 1st Presbyterian Church Lawn. 1550 Pacific Ave. Park on McDonald Ave, SW corner.) Presented by Mark Parry of Idea Studios (486-2572) See also References: Peterson: Santa Rosa’s Architectural Heritage LaBaron: Santa Rosa: A Nineteenth century Town LaBaron: Santa Rosa: A Twentieth Century City McAlester: Field Guide to American Houses Sennett: Flesh & Stone Dostof: The City Shaped Reps: The Making of Urban America Struss & Howe: Generations-the history of America’s future



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
4/24/2018 - 5/22/2018 Weekly - Tue 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Sonoma County, On Location  Map, Room: TBD Wm. Mark Parry  On location