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Take a walking tour of Park Avenue Blvd.

Discover a new old Syracuse neighborhood when the Preservation Association of Central New York will hosts a walking tour of the Park Avenue Boulevard, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 3.

The tour will travel along the 300 - 600 blocks of Park Avenue and a side street or two. Walk a timeline of the development of a neighborhood starting around 1830, introduce yourself to the beautiful "five sisters," the recently refurbished residences facing Leavenworth Park, and industrial remnants along with current developments.

All of this will fit into a broader historical view of the neighborhood from its beginnings to what it is today, and a view into its future.

To join the tour, meet in the center of Leavenworth Park, rain or shine. The tour starts promptly at 2 p.m. from Leavenworth Park (Leavenworth Avenue at Park Ave), one block south of West Genesee Street and two blocks north of Erie Blvd. The tour will finish at St. Paul's Armenian Apostolic Church, which was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places, (formerly Park Ave Methodist Church, built in 1888).

The tour will be hosted by architect Jeff Romano, vice president of PACNY, and a member of the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board. Snacks and refreshments will be provided; restrooms will be available. Suggested donation $10 for PACNY members, $12 for non-members.

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