Walking tours to showcase Columbia architecture, history

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 4:15 p.m. CDT; updated 5:38 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 10, 2014

COLUMBIA — Public walking tours that showcase Columbia's history and architecture start this month and continue through October.

The Twilight Walks, which all occur on Thursday evenings, are being led by the Historic Preservation Commission.

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Tours will begin at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Key at Eighth Street and Broadway. Participants are advised to dress comfortably for the tour. For special accommodations, call Rachel Bacon at 874-7239.

Registration is not required.

Tour schedule

  • July 31: "An Engineer's Guide to Brick Streets"
  • Aug. 14: "Historic Hotels and Theaters"
  • Sept. 18: "Architecture of Downtown Places of Worship"
  • Oct. 30: "Ghosts and Other Scary Tales"

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