Walking tours through Richland neighborhoods with historic "alphabet houses" are planned by Community Education with CREHST museum.
Historian Richard Nordgren will lead three tours, giving information not just about the houses, but also the social history that made Richland a unique government town from World War II through part of the Cold War.
The federal government built homes for Hanford workers in planned neighborhoods. A limited number of models were available, each named for a letter of the alphabet.
The first tour is at 9 a.m. Saturday. It will cover World WWII-era homes in south Richland. The second will start at 9 a.m. May 7 and cover the Columbia River area homes assigned to management and other top Hanford officials. The third tour starts at 9 a.m. May 14 and will cover central Richland homes from WWII to the Cold War in neighborhoods that reflect a change in social dynamics and city planning.
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Each class costs $12.
Register at ksd.org/communityed or by calling 222-5080. The office has moved to 1000 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick. The location of the start of each tour will be available at registration.