In July, the Historic Reno Preservation Society will explore Reno neighborhoods, architecture, churches and movie locations in the downtown area as part of this year's Artown events.

The sites and grounds

9 a.m. July 2: On the CULTURAL CROSSROADS, WEST SIDE tour Chinese herbal shops, Judaism’s early days and a rich African-American heritage come alive. Includes an inside visit to the Lear Theater and the historic Bethel AME Church. Meet at West Street Market, located on West between First and Second streets. Tour guide: Sharon Honig-Bear.

6 p.m. July 5: On the HISTORIC UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO CAMPUS tour, visit Morrill Hall, Mackay School of Mines and the Keck Museum to learn the history of this beautiful campus. Meet on campus at the Honor Court just off Ninth and Center streets. Tour guides: Jack Hursh and Bob Shriver.

9 a.m. July 9: On the TRUCKEE RIVER ALL THE TIME tour, see Reno’s relationship with the Truckee over time, learn of the great floods and of Reno’s architectural heritage, hear the Voice of the City, observe how the HRPS Walks in July relate to the Truckee and the history of Reno. Meet at the Wild River Grill at the Riverside Hotel. Tour guides:  Jim and Sue Smith.

6 p.m. July 12: The DELONGCHAMPS RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE tour takes you on a neighborhood tour of homes, large and small, designed by Reno's notable architect, Frederic DeLongchamps. Hear about his life and what made him so unique to this area. Meet at the Hardy House/Arte Italia, 442 Flint St. Tour guide: Sharon Honig-Bear

8 a.m. July 16: On the MANSIONS ON THE BLUFF tour walk past historical Reno homes located on Court, Ridge and upper California streets. Learn about the senators and merchants who made early Reno The Biggest Little City in the world. Be sure to bring water and wear comfortable shoes for this uphill tour which begins at the McCarran House, 401 Court St. Look nearby for mandatory sign-in/registration on Court Street. Tour guides:  David Vill, Joan Collins and Donna and Paul Erickson.

6 p.m July 19: On the POWNING’S ADDITION AND LITTLE ITALY tour discover one of Reno's earliest and most delightful vernacular neighborhoods, predominantly settled by northern Italian immigrants. This neighborhood is the first City of Reno Conservation District. Meet at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Dr., east side parking lot. Tour guides: Felvia Belaustegui and Jack Hursh.

10 a.m. July 23: On the MOVIE FOOTPRINTS IN RENO tour walk in the footsteps of Marilyn Monroe, Kirk Douglas, Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren and more. The tour covers downtown Reno’s rich filming history inspired by divorce, gambling and the city’s distinct look in such movies as “The Misfits,” “Cobb,” “Sister Act” and “Love Ranch.” Meet by the northeast entrance to the lobby of the National Automobile Museum, 10 South Lake St. Tour guide: Robin Holabird

1 p.m. July 24: On the DOWNTOWN CHURCH TOUR visit three of Reno’s oldest and most architecturally significant downtown churches, Trinity Episcopal, First United Methodist Church and Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral. Meet at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave. Tour guide:  Mac Wieland.

6 p.m. July 26: On the MIDTOWN RESIDENTIAL tour join us for a walk along shady streets in a quiet neighborhood comprising of several early additions: the Litch Addition, part of the original 72-acre Litch Ranch, the McCarthy Addition and the Sierra Vista Addition. All of these were established around the turn of the 20th century. The homes are an eclectic mix of styles, most dating from the 1920s through the 1940s. A portion of this neighborhood could be considered yet another “Little Italy!”  Meet at the northwest corner of Mary and South Virginia streets. Tour guides: Debbie Hinman and Rosie Cevasco.

9 a.m. July 30: On the NEWLANDS NEIGHBORHOOD tour enjoy an architectural walk through one of Reno’s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods. Meet at the Lander St. side of My Favorite Muffin, 340 California Ave. Tour guide: Scott Gibson.

Tour details

Tour cost is $10 per person, free to HRPS members. Walks generally last from 1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours. No dogs please. Reservations required and space is limited. Please visit or call our voice mail line at 775-747-4478 for reservations and information.

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