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Checkmate Sponsors Intown Concord's Upstairs, Downtown Walking Tour
Posted on Apr 24, 2012.
4th Annual Upstairs, Downtown Walking Tour Returns
Bounty of new locations await participants on Thursday, May 10
Intown Concord’s 4th Annual Upstairs, Downtown Walking Tour, presented by Merrimack County Savings Bank, returns to downtown Concord on Thursday, May 10th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. A ticket to this popular event grants participants access to spaces they typically wouldn’t see. New locations abound on the 2012 Tour, including two historic carriage houses. Attendees will view undeveloped spaces rich with potential, from a 3rd floor studio with giant arched windows to the Cyrus Hill Block, where multiple levels await office and residential renovations.
Tour goers will experience a piece of radio history while visiting a unique upper story station, and can envision living downtown while touring a home on Hills Avenue. A perennial favorite, Phenix Hall returns as a tour stop, allowing participants a chance to sit in the theatre where Theodore Roosevelt spoke in 1912. Phenix Hall also played host to boxing and wrestling matches, firemen’s dances, agricultural fairs, lectures, and theatre productions.
Participants will be led through the tour by a knowledgeable guide, and met at each location by a host with thorough knowledge of the space’s history and potential use. Following the Tour, attendees are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception in an undeveloped area of the Smile Building’s second floor, and also to view Intown Concord’s new office space on that same level.
Tickets for the tour, $20 each or (2) for $35, can be reserved now by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 226-2150. Tickets will also be available for purchase at Merrimack County Savings Bank at 89 North Main Street beginning April 25th.
The Upstairs, Downtown Walking Tour is made possible through the support of many volunteers, and generous contributions from sponsors. We are grateful for presenting sponsor Merrimack County Savings Bank, reception sponsors Checkmate Workforce Management Solutions, Lincoln Financial Group, and Unitil, and refreshment sponsors Concord Housing + Redevelopment, Corey Garland Photography, John S. Jordan Design, and R.C. Brayshaw & Company. Thanks also extend to tour supporters Cobb Hill Construction, the Duprey Companies, Fairway Real Estate, Sheer McCrystal Paulson Architecture, Sovereign Engineering, and Taylor Rental.