UPCOMING TWILIGHT WALKING TOUR- AN ENGINEER’S GUIDE TO BRICK STREETS

S. Glenwood Street, a brick paved street, in Columbia, MO

S. Glenwood in Columbia’s Old Southwest neighborhood was saved from being paved over with asphalt by residents. It was repaired in the 1990s and remains in excellent condition today.

S. Glenwood in Columbia’s Old Southwest neighborhood was saved from being paved over with asphalt by residents. It was repaired in the 1990s and remains in excellent condition today.

Did you know that the City of Columbia’s brick streets are more than 100 years old? And that most of the red clay was sourced and manufactured within a 50 mile radius?

Join the Historic Preservation Commission and professional engineer Patrick Earney next Saturday afternoon (October 15th) at 2:00 PM to learn more about Columbia’s historic brick streets, and how they fit into the historical narrative and urban fabric of Downtown Columbia. The walking tour will focus on architecture, people, places, the evolution of building practices and materials, and so much more!

This event is free and open to the public (and is family-friendly). No registration is required.

Participants will meet at the City Hall Key Sculpture (corner of 8th & Broadway/701 E. Broadway).

This tour will begin promptly at 2:00 PM and will last roughly one hour plus time for questions. Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

For special accommodations, or for more information, please contact City Planner Mitch Skov at 573.874.7243.

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