Streetscapes Walking Tour: Loring Lore

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Join Star Tribune columnist James Lileks for a walking tour of Loring Park, an urban enclave that’s risen and fallen – and risen again – with the fortunes of downtown. We’ll look at some historic buildings, explain the stories behind the statue of Ole Bull – in a way, the Eric Clapton of the 19th century – and find history written on old stones. From the park’s early days when it was home to a man whose name would be synonymous with immense wealth to the hidden murals to the churches, this short stroll will tell the stories of Loring Park. Is this where Mary Tyler Moore sat? Why yes it is. And more.

Time: Noon

Location: Berger Fountain, Loring Park

Duration: About one hour

Distance: About one mile

Advance ticket purchase is required, limited number of tickets are available. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate walk-ups.

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