In the fourth episode of the Discover Kalamazoo Historic Walking Tour series, front-and-center is the city’s first business district.
Historian, author and curator of the Western Michigan University Legacy Collections, Lynn Houghton starts at the corner of Portage Street and East Michigan Avenue, pointing out why the area is named “Haymarket” – along with some other historic observations. Houghton, famous for her seasonal, in-person historic walks, has led tour groups big and bigger all around the area – offering up historical tidbits that make listeners say “huh!”
Sit back and let this episode whet your appetite for a Kalamazoo visit – or follow along during an in-person, self-guided walking tour using this handy Discover Kalamazoo map!
Be sure and check out all the resources you need for a Kalamazoo visit for leisure or business at the Discover Kalamazoo website.
Want to attend one of Lynn’s in-person historic walks? Watch the Discover Kalamazoo website for details!
Kalamazoo Lost and Found by Lynn Smith Houghton and Pamela Hall O’Connor
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