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Fresno Celebrates Historic Preservation Week With Downtown Tours

Apr 29, 2014

Fresno’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium is one of the highlights of the New Deal Walking Tour scheduled for May 10.
Credit Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

The San Joaquin Valley has a rich architectural heritage. From gems like the Fresno Water Tower to Bakersfield’s Beale Memorial Clock Tower, to beautiful craftsman bungalows and mid-century masterpieces, those landmarks help give our communities their own unique identity.

And beginning this Saturday the City of Fresno will kick off a week-long celebration its architectural heritage – with a number of events taking place as part of “Historic Preservation Week”.

In this segment of Valley Edition we speak with two locals who are part of the week.

- Karana Hattersley-Drayton, historic preservation project manager for the City of Fresno  
- Tim Patendis, Alena Foods, owner of historic building in Fresno's South Van Ness District