Historical Society to Give Tours of 'Glendale's Pride and Joys'

Bus tours of architecturally significant buildings in Glendale will be conducted on Sunday by the Glendale Historical Society in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the city's founding.

Several thousand residents are expected to participate in the 2 1/2-hour tours, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., said Steve Preston, past president of the society. Shuttle buses will depart every 20 minutes from Parcher Plaza at the Glendale Civic Center, 613 E. Broadway.

Participants will visit the Alex Theatre; "El Miradero," former home of philanthropist Leslie C. Brand, and the "Doctor's House," both in Brand Park; the historic Casa Adobe de San Rafael, former home of the county's first sheriff; the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, built in 1923 in the community once known as Tropico, and the Masonic Temple, built in 1928.

Memorabilia collected by baseball legend Casey Stengel, who lived in Glendale, also will be displayed along the tour route.

The theme of this year's annual tour is "Glendale's Pride and Joys."

Tour tickets are $10, with a $1 discount for advance reservations, available by calling (818) 242-7447.

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