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Guided Walking Tour Part 2
October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20 – $25
Waterbury’s Downtown Historic District
Join The MATT for guided walking tours of Waterbury’s Downtown Historic District. Tours are led by Edward J. Halligan, architectural historian and preservationist. Take a special look inside some of Downtown’s architectural landmarks. Tours will conclude with a reception at the historic Drescher’s Restaurant on Leavenworth Street. Reception includes a complimentary glass of wine and shared appetizers as the conversation continues.
Tour notes provided and tours will proceed rain or shine. Participants are invited to park in the large lot on Park Place behind the YMCA and meet at the first stop on the tour. Limited to 18 participants (first come, first served). Pre-registration required.
The Mattatuck Museum received support for this project from the State Historic Preservation Office with funds from the Community Investment Account of the State of Connecticut.
The Commercial Architecture of Downtown
Starting outside the Post Office (135 Grand Street), this tour highlights the richness and diversity of architectural styles present in the commercial core which span the late 19th through mid-20th centuries. Tour starts with a detailed look at the north side of Grand Street then proceeds down Bank Street, past the newly renovated former Howland-Hughes department store to the Apothecaries’ Building at Exchange Place and then down South Main Street.