Historic Augusta to offer downtown loft tours

Historic Augusta’s 13th annual downtown loft tour will take place May 5 and 6.

The self-guided tours are held annually during National Preservation Month and features the architecture and interiors of renovated spaces in the Augusta Downtown Historic District. Tickets are valid for both tour days, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The 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. The tour includes buildings of various sizes and styles, each with distinctive architectural features and design.

Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance or $20 during the tour. To buy tickets or for more information, contact Historic Augusta Inc. at (706) 724-0436 or visit www.historicaugusta.org.

Proceeds benefit the programs and projects of Historic Augusta, a nonprofit membership-based organization. The mission of Historic Augusta is to preserve historically or architecturally significant structures and sites in Augusta and Richmond County.

Lofts featured on this year’s tour include

• Marbury Center, 1261 Broad Street

• Simkins Block, 1133 Broad Street

• Watkins & Co. Grocery Building, 215 12th Street

• Bentley Building, 1050 Broad Street

• Claussen Building, 213 10th Street

• 967 Broad Street

• John Fox Townhouse, 608 Broad Street

• Standard Oil Warehouse, 1130 Jones Street

• Zachariah Daniel House, 448 Greene Street

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