KING CITY — An outing called, “History, Food and Fun in Downtown King City,” is being planned for Saturday, April 23, and will be a featured portion of the annual spring tour of the San Antonio Valley Historical Association.
Beginning at 10 a.m., it will include a walking tour of historic buildings in King City. There will be pauses allowing for sampling tasty treats at several restaurants along the way.
The tour is scheduled to begin at the corner of Broadway Street and Vanderhurst Avenue, at the location of the proposed Downtown Plaza scheduled to begin construction this spring. King City Manager Steve Adams is planning to give a brief talk about the plans for the site.
There will also be a tour of the King City Visitor and History Center to be renovated at 110 North Vanderhurst Ave. Some residents will remember this as the Jo’s Flower Shoppe building.
Local historians John and Karen Jernigan are scheduled to be the guides and will share stories and photographs of historic buildings between the starting point and the historic area of King City up to First Street. The tour will conclude at the historic Masonic Lodge at 421 Broadway.
The walk will cover less than a mile, with time to stop for stories of the past.
Cost of the tour is $20 per person, payable in advance so that the group can notify the restaurants of the number of attendees. Reservations are required and space is limited.
To make a reservation, contact Karen Jernigan at 831-594-3740 or [email protected].
San Antonio Valley Historical Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Jolon/Lockwood area and all of Southern Monterey County.