Historic Augusta's 13th annual Downtown Loft Tour
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Held annually during National Preservation Month, the Downtown Loft Tour is now in its 13th year. Self-guided tours will be offered First Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th. The tour features the architecture and interiors of renovated spaces in the Augusta Downtown Historic District. Tickets are valid for both tour days, from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. The Downtown Loft Tour seeks to encourage interest in the preservation and use of historic buildings in the Augusta Downtown Historic District by providing the public with an intimate look at their interiors.Tickets are $15 in advance or for $20 during the tour. Advance tickets can be purchased at: Historic Augusta, Inc., 415 Seventh St.; Mellow Mushroom’s Aiken, Augusta, and Evans locations; and State Bank and Trust Company’s Augusta, Evans, and Martinez locations. Credit cards are accepted as payment only at Historic Augusta. Cash and checks are accepted at all ticket locations.During the tour, pick up a map and purchase tickets at tour headquarters in front of the Metro Market, 851 Broad St. Proceeds benefit the programs and projects of Historic Augusta, Inc., a nonprofit membership based organization.Lofts featured on this year’s tour include: • Marbury Center, 1261 Broad St. • Simkins Block, 1133 Broad St. • Watkins & Co. Grocery Building, 215 12th St. • Bentley Building, 1050 Broad St. • Claussen Building, 213 10th St. • 967 Broad St. • John Fox Townhouse, 608 Broad St. • Standard Oil Warehouse, 1130 Jones St. • Zachariah Daniel House, 448 Greene St.Contact Historic Augusta, Inc. at (706) 724-0436 or visit www.historicaugusta.org.