If These Sidewalks Could Talk:
The Rondout Neighborhood Before Urban Renewal
Sunday, June 9, 1:00-3:00
Sunday, July 14, 1:00-3:00
Sunday, August 11, 1:00-3:00
Sunday, September 8, 1:00-3:00
All tours start and end at the Reher Center Gallery, enter through Spring St courtyard
Tickets are available at the Gallery or by phone.
$10 for Adults
$8 for Students and Seniors (65+)
Call to Reserve: 845-210-6643
Join the Reher Center on a walking tour of Broadway’s commercial strip to explore the people and places that anchored the Rondout neighborhood in the mid-twentieth century. Learn to “read” buildings as we discover former theaters, factories, and family-owned businesses. Meet the neighborhood’s most colorful characters, including Sophie Miller, local history and gossip columnist for the Daily Freeman writer; Charlie Yallum, the shoe salesman who knew everyone’s size; and Joe Epstein, who was known as the “Mayor of Downtown.” Discover how people, institutions, and businesses adapted to declining economic fortunes in the era of Urban Renewal, and consider what makes—and breaks—a community.
Please note that this walking tour begins and ends at the Reher Center, which does not currently have a flush toilet. A portable toilet is available for use in the Spring Street Courtyard.