Walking Tour Brochures & 2014 House Tour
In lieu of a house tour in Spring 2013, the Stanford Historical Society (SHS) will sponsor the next Historic House & Garden Tour, “Through the Decades,” on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The tour will showcase the history and architecture of campus homes that were built in different decades before WWII.
In addition, the SHS Historic Houses Committee is launching an exciting new project: walking tour brochures highlighting historic residential neighborhoods on the Stanford University campus. The printed guides will include self-explanatory maps and information about historic houses and gardens along the routes. Stanford’s historic loop from Alvarado Row to Salvatierra Street will be among the first brochures in this series. The Stanford Historic Houses Committee plans to augment the self-guided tours with periodic docent-guided walking tours of various Stanford neighborhoods. Look for the release of the first tour brochure by Fall 2013.
For more information and updates, please check our web site in the coming months.
The Society supports an ongoing volunteer program to document the history of houses in the faculty-staff residential area. In 2007, the Society received a Governor's Historic Preservation Award in recognition of the contribution of the Historic Houses Project.
Work to date has been published in two monographs and four books:
- "Historic Houses of San Juan Hill", Revised Edition,
2006. (Out of Print)
- "Historic Houses of Lower San Juan District",
April 1998. (Out of Print)
(Note: The report on the double house at 612-614 Alvarado Row contained errors and the building has since been remodeled. A revised and updated report appears in Historic Houses IV.)
- Historic Houses III: San Juan Neighborhood, Stanford
University. Published Spring 2005.The price is $19.95 + $1.75
sales tax (CA residents)+ $6.00 shipping and handling per book.
Historic Houses IV: Early Residential Communities of the Lower San Juan
District. Published Spring 2007. The price is $19.95 + $1.75
sales tax (CA residents) + $6.00 shipping and handling per book.
Historic Houses V: Southeast San Juan Neighborhood, Stanford University.
Published Spring 2009.The price is $19.95 + $1.75 sales tax (CA residents) +
$6.00 shipping and handling per book.
- Historic Houses VI: Lower San Juan Neighborhood, Continued. Stanford University. Published Spring of 2012. The price is $24.95 + 2.18 sales tax (CA residents) + $6.00 shipping and handling per book.
To order books, please send your request and check to Stanford Historical Society, PO Box 20028, Stanford, CA 94309. For more information, please call (650) 725-3332, or send e-mail to email@example.com.