SRJC. Historical Walking Tour

C A N C E L E D 

August 20,27,, Sept.- 3,10,17  Tuesday Evenings 4:30- 6:30

Presented by Mark Parry aia,csi,sah (

This course is for those interested in architecture, history, and the development of our community. We will discuss styles of architecture and the societal and political influences that have shaped our city. Take a thought-provoking stroll through the heart of Santa Rosa including Court House Square/Cherry Street district; Railroad Square/B Street district; Burbank Gardens/Julliard Park; Ridgway and SRJC district; McDonald Avenue.

Santa Rosa Ca. 1890’s


Peterson:  Santa Rosa’s Architectural Heritage

LaBaron: Santa Rosa: A Nineteenth century Town

LaBaron: Santa Rosa: A Twentieth Century City

McAlester: Field Guide to American Houses

Sennett: Flesh & Stone

Dostof: The City Shaped

Reps: The Making of Urban America

Struss & Howe: Generations-the history of Americas future

Schedule of Classes

1.   Aug 20th Downtown – Cherry St. (meet Court House Square, tables near the   Empire building below the clock tower,  Park in 5th St. Garage @ Pedersons)
2.   Aug 27th Railroad square – B St. (Meet at S.C.Museum 7th St. Park @ Macy’s garage)
3.   Sept 3 nd Burbank Gardens – Olive St. (Meet at fountain SE corner Sonoma Ave.& Mendo. Ave. Park .        on Sonoma Ave.)
4.    Sept  10th    J C. area- Ridgway Historic District (meet at S.R. High front lawn-park @ RidgwaySchool. .          on Ridgway Ave.)
5.    Sept 17 th       McDonald Ave- Proctor terrace area (meet at SW corner McDonald & Pacific.  First .                Presbyterian, Park on McDonald Ave. S.W. Corner.)