Walking Tour of historic Alvarado in Union City • April 21 2018
Join a walking tour of the historic Alvarado district in Union City, CA led by Timothy Swenson of the Washington Township Museum of Local History (WTMLH), Fremont.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Venue: Meet in the parking lot of Alvarado Elementary School at 31100 Fredi St., Union City, CA.
The half-mile tour will take walkers through 4 streets in old Alvarado while Swenson shares details about 43 historic buildings, many of which are now gone. It will start at one end of Alvarado, go down Smith Street, divert to Vallejo Street, then down Union City Blvd, and finally end up on Horner Street. The tour covers the core of old Alvarado as it existed for many years, before housing was built around it, starting in the late 1970's.
The tour is free, but the suggested tour donation is $5 per person or $10 per family. A coordinating tour booklet with historical photographs will be provided. For those who would like to download a copy of the booklet before the tour, it’s available on the museum website under ‘Resources,’ then ‘Historical Papers.’