Historic Murray First Foundation


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REGISTER BELOW for a walking tour of one of Murray’s most unique post-war subdivisions.  In the figurative shadow of Murray’s smokestacks, this neighborhood began as the site of cottages built for smelter workers in the 1910s after citizens of the newly formed city demanded safer housing for workers and their families.  Forty years later, as the population of Murray doubled after World War II, a savvy developer saw an opportunity to build a subdivision adjacent to the new Murray High School campus.  Through historic photographs and personal anecdotes, you will experience the architectural transition of the neighborhood from frame worker cottages to the sturdy brick Early Ranch and Ranch-style residences of the Valley Center Subdivision in the early 1950s.

Slip into your comfortable shoes and join us for a three-quarter-mile stroll through this history-rich neighborhood. Sunscreen, water, and a hat are recommended.  The tour will last approximately one hour and will include a Q&A session with architectural historian, Korral Broschinsky.

Registration is required and includes a complimentary lunch in the secret park within the neighborhood.  We will meet on Hillcrest Drive just west of the Murray High School football field where parking is available.

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