City of Greeley Press Releases

2017 Free Walking Tours – Houston Gardens

Release Date:
Jul 5, 2017
For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department
970-350-9222
Betsy.kellums@greeleygov.com

The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to a walking tour at Houston Gardens, 515 23rd Avenue, on Monday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m.  Paul Conklin, Curator of Houston Gardens for West Greeley Conservation District, will lead the tour of this historic and natural site.  Prominent Greeley citizen George M. Houston and his daughter Phylabe Houston farmed in the area and later lived at the Houston House, which later became Houston Gardens.  Come see the historic house, Gardens and community gardens.  Parking is available at Houston Gardens and at the adjacent Boys and Girls Club at 2400 4th Street.  No reservations are required.  The tour is free and open to the public.  Wear good walking shoes and bring a water bottle.

The walking tours provide citizens with a chance to hear about and see interesting sites with historical, cultural and architectural significance to Greeley.  The 2017 walking tours will be held in various locations around town.  The remainder of the tour schedule for 2017 is as follows:

July 10
Houston Gardens, led by Paul Conklin. 
Starting location: Houston House at Houston Gardens, 515 23rd Avenue, 7:00 p.m.

July 24
Greeley Between WWI and the Stock Market Crash: a pre-Chautauqua event, led by Peggy Ford Waldo and Betsy Kellums. Starting location: Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street, 6:30 p.m.

August 7         
Cottonwood Neighborhood, led by Betsy Kellums.  Starting location: NW corner of Cottonwood Park, 26th Avenue and 26th Avenue Court, 6:30 p.m.

September 11 
Bilingual Downtown Tour, led by Betsy Kellums and Maribel Talamantes.  Starting location: Lincoln Park Gazebo, noon.

For more information, contact Betsy Kellums in the Historic Preservation Office at betsy.kellums@greeleygov.com or 970-350-9222. 

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