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Thursday, April 23 • 8:00am - 10:00am
Department of Walking Tour with Michael Allen

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Join the Department of Walking on a walk that crosses the Delmar Divide and examines the ways in which race, class and public policies have made one street a significant division. Beginning in the Central West End and traveling to the adjacent Fountain Park neighborhood, the tour examines how two neighborhoods that developed similarly in the early twentieth century became estranged in the later part. The tour opens speculation on how to make a whole and equitable city -- how a street like Delmar might be a bind instead of a barrier.

Your guide is Michael Allen, an urban and architectural historian who teaches in the graduate architecture programs at Washington University in St. Louis and directs the Preservation Research Office. Allen founded the Department of Walking as a vehicle for engaging the ways in which social struggles and political change is encoded in the built environment of cities like St. Louis.

Maximum participants: 15

Fee: $30

Accessibility: Walking, standing.

Transportation: Walk from the conference hotel. Meet the tour volunteer at the front desk 15 minutes prior to start.

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Jennifer Akins

Washington University in St. Louis
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Andrea Degener

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Washington University in St. Louis

Keli Rylance

Tours & Transportation Coordinator


Michael Allen

Senior Lecturer, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

Thursday April 23, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am CDT
TBA St. Louis, MO

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