Walking tours planned for Richland 'alphabet homes'

By the Tri-City HeraldMay 11, 2013 

RICHLAND -- Community Education plans three walking tours this month of Richland's historic "alphabet house" neighborhoods.

The houses, with each model named for a letter of the alphabet, date to the days when Richland was a government-owned town for workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation.

Saturday, a tour is planned of World War II-era neighborhoods in the south part of historic Richland.

The May 18 tour will cover the "Gold Coast," where managers lived.

The May 25 tour will be to neighborhoods in the central portion of Richland, which includes homes from WWII and the Cold War.

Cost is $12 for each tour. The first tour leaves from the CREHST museum in Richland. Call 509-222-5080 for the starting location of the next two tours.

Registration is required at communityed.ksd.org or at the Kennewick School District office, 1000 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick.

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