(10.12) The WBNA will be hosting a self-guided walking tour, “This is Where They Live/d,” all day this Saturday. (Facebook event.)
Step inside Victorian houses and buildings that became home to successive waves of immigrants settling on the city’s west side over the past 180 years – Irish, Italian, Armenian, Dominican, and Guatemalan, to name a few. An 1890s schoolhouse built to serve a surging newcomer population, now unique residences. The home of an Irish clergyman, now a sprawling four-generation family residence. One of the first grand homes ever to be built on Broadway. And more.
This year’s #WBNAhousetour explores the rich cultural heritage of the Broadway Armory Historic District through the lens of immigration, by opening a dozen of its storied homes and buildings to the public, and by telling about the people who live/d in them.
Tickets are 20% off when purchased in advance. Just $20, or $25 at the door. Students, seniors, and military persons: $15 in advance, $20 day-of.
Tickets can be purchased starting at 10am on tour day at the Welcome Center, at 1560 Westminster Street.
A fundraiser preview party will be held the evening before.
10am to 4pm, Saturday, October 12, WBNA, 1560 Westminster Street, (directions)