Historic Columbia Foundation invites you to learn about Columbia's first planned suburban neighborhood, now known as Five Points, during a Happy Hour History Tour in September. These guided tours will meet at the fountain in Five Points at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evenings, September 9 ' 30, 2011. Tours will last approximately two hours and include two drinks and appetizers. Five Points began as a trolley hub and has evolved into the shopping, dining, and entertainment district that it is today, surrounded by 5 historic neighborhoods.
The cost for these Happy Hour History Tours is $20 for Historic Columbia Foundation members and $25 for non-members (prices include two drinks and appetizers). Reservations are required and can be made by emailing email@example.com or by calling 803.252.1770 ext. 24. More information about the tours can be found by visiting historiccolumbia.org.
Planned Sights of Interest Include:
Former Five Points Theatre (now known as Red Hot Tomatoes): The bright marquee at Red Hot Tomatoes is no accident ' the building was designed as a movie theater in 1939. After the theater shut its doors in the early '60s, The Stage Door bar continued drawing in customers looking for a taste of glamour.
Claussens Bakery: The Inn at Claussen's pays tribute to its legacy as a renowned bakery with its daily treats for guests. Built in 1928 by the grandson of a German immigrant, Claussen's Bakery served as an anchor business just as Five Points became an urban village.
Gibson's Economy Drug Store (now known as Yesterday's restaurant): Known today for its rather public bathtub, Yesterday's Restaurant and Tavern was built as one of the first businesses in Five Points ' Gibson's Economy Drug Store. A watch repair shop and other restaurants shared space in the 'flatiron' until 1976, when Yesterday's opened its doors.
Harrelson 'T.J.' Roofing Company / 5 Points Coal & Supply Co. (now known as the Salty Nut): The Salty Nut CafÃ© originally featured a more mundane assortment of coal, paint, and roofing materials. As the 1940s home of Harrelson 'T.J.' Roofing Company and 5 Points Coal & Supply Co., the Nut's eclectic >historiccolumbia.org. You may also find us on Facebook at facebook.com/historiccolumbia, on Twitter at twitter.com/histcolumbia and on YouTube at youtube.com/discoverhistory.
History Tour + Happy Hour = One 'Famously Hot' Combination!
Posted on September 7, 2011 at 1:59PM
- Alli Finkelston (41)
- Amanda Wynn (16)
- Columbia, South Carolina (6)
- Dayna Cantelmi (109)
- Guest Blogger (24)
- Kat Leitner (13)
- Kelly Barbrey (1)
- Kelsey Carmichael (3)
- Kim Jamieson (5)
- Mandi Engram (95)
- Mary Elkin (10)
- Meredith Almond (95)
- Paige Cooper (7)
- Renée Williamson (48)
- Sarah Katherine Shearin (49)
- Blogger Import (12)
- The New Adventure Hot Spot (8)
- The New Artistic Hot Spot (44)
- The New Culinary Hot Spot (44)
- The New Game Day Hot Spot (7)
- The New Historic Hot Spot (30)
- The New Holiday Hot Spot (56)
- The New Kid-Friendly Hot Spot (33)
- The New Romantic Hot Spot (6)
- The New Southern Hot Spot (123)
- What's Hot This Weekend (201)
701 Center for Contemporary Art City of Columbia Colonial Life Arena Columbia Children's Theatre Columbia Marionette Theatre Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Columbia Museum of Art EdVenture Children's Museum Finlay Park Historic Columbia Foundation Koger Center for the Arts Main Street McKissick Museum Nickelodeon Theatre Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Robert Mills House & Garden Saluda Shoals Park Soda City Market South Carolina State House South Carolina State Museum Town Theatre Township Auditorium Trustus Theatre University of South Carolina University of South Carolina Gamecocks