Fondren residents Charlie Brenner and Jennifer Baughn will host a walking tour of Fondren, exploring our “downtown” heart, where funky Art Moderne buildings reside side-by-side with sturdy Gothic castles, and high-end art galleries share space with neighborhood hardware stores. The tour steps off Saturday 9am from the former Schimmel’s parking lot. Organizers say there’s  no need to sign up; just show up!  This event is accessible and welcoming to seniors and children.

The hour and a half long tour is part of Jane’s Walk USA, a series of free neighborhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves.  Since its inception in 2007, Jane’s Walk has happened in cities across North America, and is growing internationally. Learn more about the mission of Jane’s Walk at their website. For questions, email

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