The second in a series of historical walking tours of Piqua is set for next Saturday, April 16. The tours are a collaboration between the Piqua Tourism Council, the Local History department of the Piqua Public Library and Mainstreet Piqua. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. and it is entitled Commerce, Community & Comradery. The tour begins at the corner of Wood & South Downing Streets. Piqua’s neighborhoods were once dotted with corner grocery stores and retail establishments with deep roots in their area. This walking tour will focus on how these businesses impacted their neighborhoods and contributed to the quality of life and social structure of the areas they served.
The remaining tours in the series will be held on May 21, September 24 and
October 15. Tickets are available for the tours at $5.00 each. Tickets may be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office at 326 North Main. A 2016 walking tour brochure is also available from the Mainstreet Piqua office. The tours will be led by Piqua historian Jim Oda. This project is sponsored by the Piqua Tourism Council with additional assistance from Mainstreet Piqua and the Piqua Public Library. Call Mainstreet Piqua at 773-9355 for additional information.