Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Benton Park West Walking Tours

Benton Park West Walking Tours

Edna Gravenhorst, author of a new short book about the history of the Benton Park West neighborhood; and St. Louis Walking Tours have teamed up to offer a series of walking tours of Benton Park West, starting Sept. 24th and running every other weekend through Nov. 5th.

Each tour covers a different section of the neighborhood. Tours are $10 ($8 for residents) and last about 2 hours each.

While folks like me take a self-guided 'walking tour' of BPW every morning, this would be a great way to get a little exercise, meet new people, and get an introduction to this up-and-coming neighborhood!

Also, on Friday, Sept. 16th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Gravenhorst will sign copies of her book at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee Street (it's a small storefront building on Cherokee, about three doors east of Compton).

So even if you can't participate in the formally organized walking tours, you can buy the book as a guide to creating your own, self-guided tour.

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