Upstairs Downtown, a self-guided walking tour of select properties around the historic courthouse square, will kick off the First Friday series for Noblesville Main Street this Friday, May 6, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Several downtown Noblesville properties not normally open to the public will be available to tour as part of this annual event.
The evening will begin at the Adler Building at the southwest corner of Ninth and Maple streets, where passes for the event can be purchased for $10 each. Tour-goers also may purchase tickets at the Visitors Center at 839 Conner St. The Adler Building will feature a complimentary hog roast courtesy of presenting sponsor Adler Tesnar & Whalin and open to the community to share in the fun.
“This is one of the great evenings in our downtown,” Noblesville Main Street Executive Director Chris Owens stated. “Not only can participants see our downtown from new and unique perspectives, but it’s also a chance to learn some of the history of downtown and connect with neighbors and friends as the temperature warms.”
A complete list of locations will be available at noblesvillemainstreet.org. To date, the list includes:
- The Adler Building
- Two Apartments in the Richwine Building
- The Caylor Building
- The HMC Building
- Deliberate Media Co-Working Space above Kiln Creations
- Apartment above The Wild Bookstore
- Lacy Block Building, above Kirk Hardware
- The Old Jail & Sheriff’s Residence
- FF&S Building
- Nickel Plate Arts
- Noblesville Main Street Building
- Syd’s Bar & Grill (After Party)
“The people, places and experiences within downtown Noblesville are what strengthens the connectivity of a community,” Alaina Shonkwiler, event chairperson, stated. “To be able to walk into an upper floor space, rooted in the history of Noblesville, and hear stories of how the floors still have burn marks from a fire in the early 1900s or that there is a basketball court on the third floor of one of the buildings; that is what sets us apart and gives tour-goers a feeling of being deeply connected to Noblesville’s heritage.”
Tickets will not be available for advance purchase and any event updates will be made available to the public via noblesvillemainstreet.org and the Noblesville Main Street Facebook page.