Historic loft tour scheduled for 2014

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Now in its tenth year, Historic Augusta's Downtown Loft Tour is a fun way for people to experience what makes living and working in downtown Augusta, Georgia so special. Held during National Preservation Month on First Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 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 pm on Friday and from noon-5 pm on Saturday.

The purpose of the tour is 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.  The tour includes ten buildings of various sizes and styles, each with distinctive architectural features and design.  Featured on this year's tour will be:

A.  1263 Broad Street and 1261 Broad Street

Marbury Center, formerly Fire Department Headquarters

B.  1246 Broad Street

Mrs. T.R. Maxwell Building

C.  1204 Broad Street

Carr Building

D.  1118 Jones Street (access through Boar's Head Pub, 1135 Broad Street)

WataNut, formerly Simkins Seed Company

E.  1050 Broad Street

Bentley Building

F.  1035 Broad Street

Apex Building

G.  1030 Broad Street

Maxwell Building

H. 708 Broad Street

Miller Theater (FRIDAY ONLY)

I. 309 Eighth Street

Castle Hall

J. 836 Greene Street

Davidson House

K. 1001 Greene Street

Cobb House, formerly the Shirley Hotel

L.  1119 Greene Street

Clark-Gould House

Tickets for the loft tour can be purchased for $15 in advance or for $20 during the tour.  Advance tickets can be purchased at:  Historic Augusta, Inc., 415 Seventh Street, Augusta; 5 O'Clock Bistro, 2111 Kings Way; First Bank of Georgia, Augusta, Martinez, and Thomson branches; and Mellow Mushroom, 1167 Broad Street, Augusta, and 4348 Washington Road, Evans.  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 tour map and purchase tickets at tour headquarters in front of O'Donovan's Irish Pub, 1002 Broad Street.

Proceeds benefit the programs and projects of Historic Augusta, Inc., a nonprofit membership based organization.  The mission of Historic Augusta, Inc. is to preserve historically or architecturally significant structures and sites in Augusta and Richmond County.  To purchase tickets or for more information about this or our other programs, please contact Historic Augusta, Inc. by telephone at 706-724-0436 or visit www.historicaugusta.org.

The Downtown Loft Tour is sponsored in part by:  The Augusta Chronicle; First Bank of Georgia; Rex Property and Land, LLC; WAGT 26 News; Charleston Street Home, Fine Flowers, and Events; Outback Steakhouse; Phoenix Printing; Regions Bank; Storey Foundation, Inc.; Terri and Lyn Allgood; Augusta First Bank & Trust; The Brown Bag; Casella Eye Center; Mr. and Mrs. James R. Davis; The Emporium, Natalie B. McLeod, MD; First Citizens; Georgia Bank & Trust; Georgia Power; GSC Construction; Paula and Larry Knox; Libby and Bill Macuch; Merry Land Properties, LLC; Dr. and Mrs. Glen Owen; Becky and Randy Smith; Strother's Printing; Studio 3 Design Group; Summit Green Solutions; and Dr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Thielke.

Copyright 2014 WFXG. All rights reserved.