Apr 11 2016

Historic Piedmont Then and Now Walks on April 21 and 23

The Piedmont League of Women Voters, in conjunction with the Piedmont Historical Society, is hosting round two of Historic Piedmont “Then and Now Walks” on Thursday, April 21  at 10 a.m. and repeated on Saturday, April 23.  Each walk lasts approximately two hours.

The walks will cover the development of what is now central Piedmont in the late 1800’s. As more homes were built during this period (some of which are still standing), Piedmonters saw the construction of the celebrated Piedmont Springs Hotel, (which burned down in 1898),  as well as the popular Sulphur Springs, which drew many to “take the waters.”

The first part of the walks is largely on level ground. The second part includes a steep descent to the bottom of Piedmont’s Main Park (site of the Sulphur Springs), and ascent back up to Highland Avenue. The walks will then continue onto Magnolia and Hillside Avenues.

Then and Now Walks” are open to all, but are limited to the first 30 who sign up. To RSVP, email marjb@sbcglobal.net by April 18 for either date.

Details of the walks and where to meet will be sent to those who sign up. Participants will be notified of cancellation due to rain by or before the morning of the walks. Piedmont maps and historic information will be available for sale at the walks.

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