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Series Of Columbus Neighborhood Walking Tours Begin Saturday

A series of walking tours sponsored by Columbus Public Health and the Columbus Landmarks Foundation begin on Saturday. Jim Letizia reports.

The first of four “Spirit of Neighborhoods” walking tours starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the King-Lincoln Theatre. Each of the 90 minute walks are free-of-charge. Neighborhood residents will be stationed along the tour routes, helping to tell the stories of the areas in which they live. Saturday's tour of the historically African-American King-Lincoln District includes a stop at the former Hotel St. Clair site, which opened as a hospital for railroad workers in the early 1900s. Other participating neighborhoods include the Parsons Avenue area, Westgate and Hanford Village. Organizers hope the walking tours that run through late October will educate residents about the rich and diverse history of Columbus' neighborhoods, and promote public health. More information is available online at

More information is also posted on the Columbus Public Health website:

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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