Walking Tour of Historic Old Torrance
- Date: 05/26/2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
- Location: Torrance Historical Society & Museum
1345 Post Ave.
Torrance, California 90501
Guests will also learn . . .
• About the explosion that helped put Torrance on the map
• Why Irving Gill, architect of the Pacific Electric Railway El Prado Bridge and the Depot, was fired
• Where the original Police and Fire Station was located (they used to share a building, and a car!)
• Why Torrance does not have a cemetery
• What TV character "lived" on Cota
The tour will also include information regarding the world renown landscape architectural firm of Olmsted & Sons, John C., and Frederick Law, Jr. of Brookline MA, who designed the City of Torrance. Plus, attendees 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 -- comfortable walking shoes are recommended. It's free, open to the public, requires no reservations, and is hosted on the fourth Sunday, May - October.