Main Street Columbus unveiled its newest offering for downtown entertainment with the Downtown Columbus Self-Guided Historic Walking Tour during a reception held at the Rosenzweig Arts Center Tuesday evening.
The tour promotes places of historic importance to the downtown area and all of the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
“Take the tour at your leisure … any time, any day,” said Barbara Bigelow, Main Street Columbus executive director. “We are excited about this wonderful new activity that shines a light on our beautiful historic buildings. The interior of the buildings is not included in the tour, but outside viewing and historic facts about the buildings are extremely interesting and informative of our history.”
The tour is available online in printed form or can be viewed electronically at www.columbusmainstreet.com.
Those who provided text, artwork and photographs for the tour include: Billups-Garth Archives at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Tina Perry, Katie McDill, Rufus Ward, Carolyn Kaye and Mona Vance-Ali. The project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Main Street Association.
“There is so much history in downtown Columbus … be sure to explore and enjoy,” Bigelow said.