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October 16, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
As the automobile replaced water, rail and mass transit starting in the first decades of the 20th century, the architectural fabric of downtowns changed with the times. Buildings designed specifically for automobile sales and service appeared in Astoria’s downtown after the Great Fire of 1922. On this 12 block walking tour we’ll see five of these automobile-related buildings built between 1923 and 1946. The story of auto-centric Astoria will be told through narration and a series of archival photos.
This is a leisurely walk on level urban terrain covering about 1/2 mile in less than 2 hours.
There is no fee for this tour, but donations to the Lower Columbia Preservation Society are encouraged for non-members.