The Torrance Historical Society invites you to join in on a Historical Tour adventure this Sunday, June 24, for a Walking Tour of historic Old Torrance. It’s FREE, FUN, and FULL of history! And . . . with 2012 being the City’s Centennial year, there is no time like the present to learn about the past – especially in Torrance. Here are the details:

Who: The Torrance Historical Society What: Walking Tour of Old Torrance

When: Sunday, June 24th Where: Meet at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum (1345 Post Avenue, Downtown Torrance)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: FREE!  Donations are always welcome 🙂

This docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum (1345 Post Avenue) at 1:30 PM, and will point out the historic landmarks of Downtown Torrance including:
• Torrance Public Library, 1936-1978
• Nativity Church, 1939
• Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., 1928 -1953 (now the Red Car Brewery & Restaurant)
• Torrance City Hall, 1936 -1956
• Torrance High School (this was the first property in Torrance to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1983)

Many more historic sites will be seen along the way. You will also learn how the City and some of the streets in Downtown got their name, where the first public library originated, the original boundaries of the City, where Buffy the Vampire Slayer was filmed and more. The tour is an easy, but brisk walk covering eight blocks — the walk is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. It’s open to the public, requires no reservations, and is hosted on the fourth Sunday of every month, May – October. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, and invite you to bring your camera, and a friend!

For additional info, please contact the Torrance Historical Museum at 310.328.5392.

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