'Chronicle' gives tours for 225th anniversary

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As part of the celebration of its 225th anniversary, The Augusta Chronicle is offering tours of the News Building, 725 Broad St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

To take a tour, check in at the Augusta Common 225 Tour Booth, then go to the lobby of the News Building and meet three characters from The Chronicle's past - John Erdman Smith, Patrick Walsh and Mary Carter Winter - who will lead visitors through the newsroom, plate-making areas and the pressroom.

Participants can also get information to take a self-guided tour that includes:

-Historic marker, 200 block of Fifth Street, east side

-Patrick Walsh Monument, Barrett Plaza, 800 block of Telfair Street, south side

-Chronicle display case at Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair St.

-716-720 Broad St. (outside only)

-Marion Building, 739 Broad St. (outside only)

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