Torrance Historical Society

Free Walking Tour – Historic Old Torrance

Address: Torrance Historical Society – 1345 Post Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: 310.328.5392

 Dust off your walking shoes, and join the Torrance Historical Society on Sunday, as they kick-off their Walking Tours of Historic Old Torrance

Sunday’s free docent-led tour begins at the Torrance Historical Museum (1345 Post Avenue) at 1:30 PM, and will point-out many historic sites and landmarks of Old Torrance (founded 1912).

You 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

And . . . the Tour will 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, you’ll 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, and lasts 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. For additional info, please contact the Museum at 310.328.5392.

When:  Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Where:  Torrance Historical Society – 1345 Post Ave., Torrance, CA 90501

Time:  1:30 PM – 3:00 PM