Just had the pleasure and privilege of bumping into William Burg: local historian, frequent MidMo contributor, published author, as well as one of the co-founders of NorCal Noisefest. That’s some serious street cred! Well, put May 7th on your dance card…
Bill will be hosting a walking architectural tour in Midtown: 5/7, 2-4pm. It starts at Southside Park, 7th and T. I’ve interviewed Bill and he’s incredibly knowledgable and engaging. I HIGHLY recommend this. We’ll be taking our daughters…probably in a wagon, though, as they always complain about having to “walk too much.” What a couple of waah-waahs. Me, I walked uphill — both ways — every day through LAVA to get to school! Hey, if it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger.
Hope to see you there!
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Actually there are five “Jane’s Walk” tours happening next weekend: Alkali Flat, Midtown, Downtown, Oak Park and Southside Park. It isn’t really an architecture tour, although architecture is part of it–the focus of Jane’s Walk is how cities work. Sidewalks, transit, mixed use, urban planning, art and culture, and some local cultural history are all included in the mix.
Details are here:
About Jane’s Walk
Sacramento Janeâ€™s Walk 2011: Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8
Sacramento Old City Association
Janeâ€™s Walk USA is a series of free neighborhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves. Since its inception in 2007, Janeâ€™s Walk has happened in cities across North America, and is growing internationally. Sacramentoâ€™s Janeâ€™s Walk series incorporates elements of urban planning, neighborhood advocacy, urban history, and architectural history, to demonstrate how a neighborhoodâ€™s physical form promotes its walkability, sustainability and economic and social vitality. All tours are free of charge; show up at the starting point at the designated time in comfortable walking shoes. No RSVP is necessary.
Bill, I’ve got a bad foot! Five tours?!! Looking forward to yours, though. 🙂 And good to see you and your lovely wife!