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10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018
Torrance Historical Society & Museum

Original Fall Tour of Historic Homes

Address: 1345 Post Avenue, Torrance, CA, USA
Phone: (310) 328.5392
Website: http://www.torrancehistoricalsociety.org/index.html

Mark your calendars, as it’s time for the Torrance Historical Society’s Original Fall Tour of Historic Homes in Old Torrance (the original footprint of the City)! This only-happens-every-two-years-so-we-do-it-up-right event is open to the general public and has been a long-standing tradition for over 35 years, now.

The homes on the tour reflect an eclectic mix – from Spanish Colonial Revival to Craftsman Bungalow to Mission Revival – which characterize and add to the charm of Old Torrance — founded 1912. Houses on the Tour were built between 1918 and 1936. Each home will have a Model A car parked in front of it courtesy of South Bay Touring A’s.

Here are the details . . .
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 13th – 14th, 2018

Where: The self-guided Original Fall Tour of Historic Homes begins at the Torrance Historical Society & Museum – 1345 Post Avenue, Old Torrance

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, both days (Museum opens at 10:30 AM)
Tickets: $25 – tickets are purchased directly from the Museum either day of the tour, or online via PayPal – www.torrancehistoricalsociety.org/news/events.html (PayPal tickets will be available for pick-up at the Museum’s front desk)
Info: 310.328.5392 or www.TorranceHistoricalSociety.org

Refreshments: Complimentary lemonade and Torrance Bakery Cookies (www.TorranceBakery.com) will be served from the historic 1925 Woman’s Club with an added bonus of Views of Torrance art by the Artists of Torrance Artist Guild and Destination: Art, and the Torrance Rose Float Association’s – Floating Through the Decades — large framed photos of all the city of Torrance’s winning Tournament of Roses Parade entries — being on display

 The homes may viewed in any order, on either day, and all are within walking distance from the Museum — the furthest being six blocks away. Local restaurants will be offering Home Tour Specials.

Additional elements of the Home Tour include . . .

  • As you stroll the tree-lined streets of Old Torrance, you will also see plein air artists at work.
  • Special display of Hometown Hero, Louis Zamperini (in Museum)
  • Opportunity to win a Progressive Dinner for six in three Historic Homes – drawing to be held on November 8, 2018 (winner will be notified) – tickets $10 each or 3/$25 – Dinner will be Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Proceeds from the fundraiser directly benefit the Museum – archiving activities, historical discoveries, research projects, special programs, its operation and exhibits.

This event generously sponsored by The Van Lingen Group (www.vanlingen.com).

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