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30 Dec 2009

Walking Tour Guide Offers Examples of Suisun City's Heritage

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A newly published booklet will help people learn about Old Town Suisun City\'s historic buildings, including this 140-year-old home on Morgan Street. Photo by Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic

SUISUN CITY - Anyone interested in discovering old Suisun City's architectural heritage can now do so with the help of a newly published self-guided walking tour booklet.

The book highlights more than 80 homes and businesses, some of which date back to the 1860s, and offer tidbits of information about past residents who ranged from buttermakers to state senators.

'There are a lot of interesting historic buildings,' said Laura Cole-Rowe, who helped create the booklet. 'We want to keep the history alive because it is such an old community.'

The idea for the book come up several years ago when local historians got a Solano County grant to create a walking tour guide of the city's Old Town and its homes. The Suisun Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District inherited the project and set to work completing the booklet earlier this month.

Promoting Suisun City's history is one of the BID's goals, said Cole-Rowe, who is a BID member and owner of Lauracolerowe Consulting.

'We took photographs of more than 80 buildings,' Cole-Rowe said.

She and her husband, Garry Rowe, photographed homes and collected historic information from the 1999 book, 'The Heritage Collection,' and added in a map of Old Town and two-page history of Suisun City.

'This is not meant to give a full history of each building, but a little background for visitors,' Cole-Rowe said.

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