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Thursday, May 3, 2012 06:00 am

Awe of the above

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Get a look at some of Springfield’s historical, residential and commercial spaces that normally aren’t open to the public during the 13th annual Upper Story Tour Thursday, May 3, 5-8 p.m. On this self-guided tour, see places such as 531 E. Washington that houses Pease’s on the first floor; 222 S. Sixth Street, where you’ll get a glimpse of Chef Higgins’ rooftop garden and Arvin Pierce’s beehive; and 111-113 N. Sixth Street, a building built in 1856, current home of The Garden of Eatin’, with commercial and residential space above. Downtown Springfield, Inc., also hosts a reception at Maldaner’s, 222 S. Sixth Street, upstairs from 7:30-9 p.m. Tour tickets include a beverage and appetizers (while they last). More information and tickets are available at www.downtownspringfield.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door of tour locations.

Upper Story Tour
Thursday, May 3, 5-8pm
Downtown Springfield
Various locations
544-1723
$10, $15 at door

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