COLUMBIA, S.C.—Do you know the history of the Melrose Heights neighborhood in Columbia, S.C.? Join The Historic Columbia Foundation for our Second Sunday Stroll guided walking tour at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 for an entertaining and informative stroll through this beautiful historic neighborhood.
Melrose Heights bears the distinction of being one of Columbia’s earliest suburbs. Established from 1900 through 1950 on land amassed by members of the Powell family, this architecturally diverse community is named after their former home. Since 2003, this neighborhood and Oak Lawn, which lies to the east, have been protected by the City of Columbia as an architectural conservation district.
This tour will highlight the architecture and history of Melrose Heights. A free tour for Historic Columbia Foundation members, the cost is just $6 for non-member adults and $3 for non-member youth (17 and under). Tickets can be purchased by calling 803.252.1770 ext. 23 or through email at email@example.com. Walk-ups welcome if space permits. This tour will meet at Melrose Park on the corner of the 1500 block of Fairview Avenue.
The Foundation invites you to retrace our shared past through its series of web tours, walking tours, mobile apps and wayside exhibits. Explore six virtual tours of Columbia's historic neighborhoods (including Arsenal Hill) by clicking on the “Retrace” icon here. Self-guided tour brochures are available in the Museum Shop, located at 1616 Blanding Street.
Source: HCF Press Release
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