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Historic Brooklyn Neighborhood Walking Tour
September 14, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Brooklyn neighborhood has beginnings in the mid-19th century as part of a Donation Land Claim on the east side of the Willamette River. (Did you know that the name “Brooklyn” has nothing to do with the famous borough in New York?) On this walking tour you’ll hear how this neighborhood developed as a land of opportunity for immigrants who found work in the lumber mills and rail yards.
We’ll see a few of the remaining businesses and buildings that were built in the early 20th century and see how popular architectural styles changed over the years. We’ll also see the impact of the “automobile era” on this small residential enclave, and speculate on the impact of the Max Orange Line light rail service.
Total walking distance will be about 2 miles and the tour lasts about 2 hours.
Fee for this narrated walking tour is $10. You may pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD
Brooklyn is well served by Trimet Max and bus service.