Redlands Historical Walk
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I began my walk at the Redlands Historical Museum, in the old location of the City Hall. Located on the corner of
From the museum I walked South West 1/2 a block to the AK Smiley Public Library, a beautiful red building that has recently been restored to it's original condition. The dome on the top had been removed for concerns about earthquake safety, however it is now re-built and I was excited about being able to see it for the first time. Inside the library I was disappointed to find out that the dome is closed to the public and used mostly for city board meetings. I asked the volunteer at the desk if there were any way I could see it and I was shocked that she (it was not a busy day) willingly took me up there immediately. It is a beautiful room and the windows that look out in every direction give some lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
In the Library's 'back yard' is the
Across from the library I enjoyed a visit to the Redlands Bowl, which is a lovely historic structure home to the Redlands Community Music Association. The Music Association puts on community music professional concerts and an annual amateur musical every year for the citizens of the town. If you come during the summer, plan on staying over a Tuesday or Friday night so that you can see one of the excellent, and free, performances.