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History Of Congress Street Walking Tour

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

History of Congress Street Walking Tour
$20/member, $30/non-member

In the 1870s, going east of Stone on Congress Street meant getting out of town. The arrival of the railroad would pull development east to the railroad station, and then vacant lots on Congress began filling in along the entire length of the street. In the 1940’s and 50’s, Congress Street was the place to be for a day of shopping, a movie, and lunch. With the arrival of suburban malls and strip commercial shops, Congress Street declined to the point of being boarded up, including the Fox Theatre. The rebirth of Congress Street began in the late 1980’s with the recognition that preservation of the historic buildings would revitalize downtown. This guided walking tour covers this growth, demise, and rebirth of Congress Street. Ken Scoville, your tour guide, was also involved directly with helping to redevelop downtown and Congress Street from 1985 to the present.

***This tour begins at the Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street.

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.


June 20
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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