Walking Tour: Alhambra, Gateway of the San Gabriel Valley

January 09, 2016, 10:00am


James Rojas House & Studio
313 South Cordova Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

The relatively water-rich San Gabriel Valley developed differently than the rest of Los Angeles beginning with San Gabriel Mission, founded in 1771. The city of Alhambra, in the western SGV, has a long history and serves as an important transit hub - from Henry Huntington’s Red Car system to the current 710 Freeway controversy. Alhambra was historically Caucasian and was has home to fashion Model Cheryl Tiegs, musician Kenny Loggins and Hillary Clinton’s mother. Today it has one of the largest Asian populations in Los Angeles County.

The walk will highlight a city in constant transition through landscape, water, architecture and current development patterns. Sights will include the San Gabriel Mission, the Garfield Area Redevelopment, Fosselman's Old Ice Cream Parlor, the old Sears headquarters, and more. Tour participants may opt to join James for lunch on Main Street after the walk.

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