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Explore Historic Upper Floors During First Friday

Have you ever wondered what is on the upper floors of our historic downtown buildings? If so, you will want to be part of Main Street Greenville’s First Friday Upper Floor Tour on Friday, May 1st to see and discover these hidden locations!

This amazing tour will take place from 6-9 pm and will include 4 upper floor locations and 1 bonus location in downtown! Also, since it is "First Friday", downtown businesses will be open late for you to shop, dine, and enjoy!

The Upper Floor Tours were created to highlight the historic buildings located in our downtown district and remind residents of the true magnitude of the buildings. “The City of Greenville is incredibly fortunate to have 83 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places located in the downtown district,” said Amber Garrett, Executive Director for Main Street Greenville.

The following buildings will be featured on the tour this year: The Ohio Block Building (space above Granny’s Corner, Tangles, MinuteMan Press, and The Darke County Welcome Center), 501 & 503 S. Broadway (space above The A&B Coffee & Cake Co. and Cavalier Clothing), 302 S. Broadway (space above the old AAA location), and 534 S. Broadway (space above Pamela’s Intimate Apparel). The bonus location (no ticket necessary to view this location) will be The Darke County Welcome Center and offices, located at 421 S. Broadway.

A video-tour featuring the locations on the tour will be offered the same evening (during the same time) for those with limited mobility.

Tickets are $5 each and will not be limited. Purchase your tickets in advance at The Darke County Welcome Center (421 S. Broadway). Tickets can also be purchased at any of the featured locations during the event.

In 2014, Downtown Greenville building owners renovated 3 new upper floor apartments. At this time, there are plans to renovate 2 additional apartments in 2015. “Our hope is that the Upper Floor Tours will encourage and inspire others to consider living options in the downtown area and continue to increase the demand for upper floor apartment living,” said Garrett.

Additional downtown residents can make a sizable contribution to the health and the stability of the overall downtown economy. “People who choose to live downtown often embrace the lifestyle, supporting the businesses on an almost daily basis,” said Garrett. “I have always dreamed of having an apartment downtown and I hear many other people say the same thing. Our goal is to have these upper floors utilized. We truly hope this event will encourage people to look at our historic buildings a little differently when traveling down Broadway.”

Mote and Associates, Inc. sponsors the annual Upper Floor Tour, a professional design firm specializing in civil engineering and land surveying. The tour is presented by Main Street Greenville in collaboration with Historic Preservation Month to bring awareness and respect to our built environment.

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