Learn about early Bakersfield, from the time of Father Garces. We will emphasize downtown and East Bakersfield, including many buildings that could be eligible for inclusion in the local Historic Perservation Register. You will learn about the effect that natural disasters (earthquakes, floods) have had on our historic buildings, the design motifs that distinguish various architectural styles, and how to identify those styles. The final session will be a guided walking tour of historic Bakersfield buildings by the instructor.
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Visit one of the finest car museums in the world! The Peterson Automotive Museum has one of the greatest collections of automobiles depicting life in California. After touring the car museum, we will head up the road (about 3 blocks) to the historic Los Angeles Farmer's Market for lunch and the shopping opportunities offered at The Grove shopping center. The Petersen Automotive Museum displays its automobiles like works of art while capturing the uniqueness of the California car experience. This is also an opportunity to eat lunch at one of the most incredible venues in California, the Los Angeles Farmers Market. Experience restaurant featuring food from around the world and then go shopping in the upscale Grove Mall that is located adjacent to the Farmer's Market. Fee includes Petersen Museum admission.
No fee refunds for this class can be made after September 14, 2018.