COLUMBIA, SC (October 4, 2011) – Historic Columbia Foundation is holding a walking tour of Columbia’s historic Hollywood / Rose Hill neighborhood on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 2 pm – 3 pm. Bordered on the south by Rosewood, the north by Wales Garden and Wheeler Hill, the east by Shandon, and the west by the University of South Carolina athletic fields, the Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood today is noted for its architectural heritage, the diversity and involvement of its residents, and its proximity to downtown attractions and important services.
A gallery of many of the homes in this historic neighborhood (both past and present day photos) can be found on the Foundation’s Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=273725445983653#!/media/set/?set=a.10150409817131515.410814.39473626514.
Hollywood / Rose Hill resident Zach Kelehear describes the benefits of living in Hollywood-Rose Hill in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E90KoPEpT68&feature=player_embedded&noredirect=1#!.
Those interested in joining the guided tour may make a reservation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (803) 252-1770 ext. 24. The cost of the tour is free for members, $6 adults, and $3 youth (17 and under).
Second Sunday Strolls are a part of Historic Columbia Foundation’s Retrace: Connecting Communities Through History (CCTH) initiative. CCTH includes six virtual tours (including Hollywood / Rose Hill) available at http://www.historiccolumbia.org (click “Retrace” icon at bottom of page) as well as printed tour brochures available in the Museum Shop at 1616 Blanding Street.
Upcoming Second Sunday Strolls (begin at 2 pm on the dates below):
Nov. 13-Robert Mills East. Meet at the Museum Shop at Robert Mills.
Dec. 11-Main St. Meet at the front steps of the State House on the Gervais St. side.
January 15-Heathwood. Meet at Heathwood Park, 800 Abelia Rd.
February 12-Lower Waverly. Meet at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 230 Green St.
March 11-Old Shandon. Meet at Wheatley Branch, RCPL, 931 Woodrow St.
April 15-The Vista. Meet at The Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street.
May 13-Robert Mills West. Meet at Seibels House, 1601 Richland St.
June 10-Arsenal Hill. Meet at Palmetto Armory and Ironworks, 1900 Lincoln St.
Historic Columbia Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of preservationists determined to save the Ainsley Hall House, known today as the Robert Mills House. More than four decades later, Historic Columbia Foundation manages four historic house museums and their associated artifacts, and tells the stories of people, places and progress in Columbia and Richland County. For more information, please visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org.
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