Want to know where Henry Shaw’s townhouse stood? Why the Chemical Building is so named? Heard about the Gateway Mall but not quite sure what that is? Or maybe you just want to see four bronze turtles carrying a lamp-post.
You can get your questions answered every Saturday from April through October on a Metropolis Downtown Architectural Walking Tour. Metropolis offers both an eastern and western tour each Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Tours generally last two hours.
Enjoy the last few weeks of tours in pleasant weather. Docents will share architectural information about downtown past, present and future (okay, I don’t know about the other docents but I offer some predictions).
Eastern tours start on the western steps of the Old Courthouse, near the corner of Market and Broadway.
Western tours start at the entrance to the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Union Station, near the corner of 18th and Market streets.
The tours cost $5. More information here.