More than 30 people showed up at the Sebastopol Plaza on Saturday, July 31, for a stroll through downtown Sebastopol and nearby neighborhoods, led by our unofficial town historian, Evelyn McClure and me.  On this ninth Sebastopol Walk of 2010, we looked at a variety of historical houses, buildings and sites, including the City’s oldest (known) house on Berry Lane; the Depression-era Post Office; a long-time Sebastopol Police Chief’s house; the old brandy distillery warehouse (now the Sebastopol Cinema); the former Petaluma & Santa Rosa RR station (now the museum); and more. We also looked at where the Analy Theater and Sebastopol’s “China Town” once stood, as well as routes once proposed for bypasses to address the City’s perennial traffic woes. Everyone enjoyed the walk and several people volunteered interesting tidbits about their own neighborhoods as we passed through. We look forward to making this walk again next year!

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