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Fresno Celebrates Historic Preservation Week With Downtown Tours

Joe Moore
Valley Public Radio

The San Joaquin Valley has a rich architectural heritage. From gems like the Fresno Water Tower to Bakersfield’s Beale Memorial Clock Tower, to beautiful craftsman bungalows and mid-century masterpieces, those landmarks help give our communities their own unique identity.

And beginning this Saturday the City of Fresno will kick off a week-long celebration its architectural heritage – with a number of events taking place as part of “Historic Preservation Week”.

In this segment of Valley Edition we speak with two locals who are part of the week.

- Karana Hattersley-Drayton, historic preservation project manager for the City of Fresno  
- Tim Patendis, Alena Foods, owner of historic building in Fresno's South Van Ness District