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Thursday, May 3, 2012 06:00 am

Awe of the above


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 Tickets may also be purchased at the door of tour locations.

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