This walking tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at Lock Nine Park on East Water Street
East Piqua was one of the earliest areas to be developed. Job Gard built a log lean-to cabin prior to 1800 making it Piqua's first European-American home. With the coming on the Miami Canal in 1837, the area grew in size and complexity. Churches and mills were located next to simple brick and frame homes that soon competed with large Federal and Greek Revival style structures. Brick yards became baseball diamonds and mill races became streets. This tour will pass some of Piqua's earliest homes.
Tickets are available for the tours at $5.00 each or $15 for all four tours. Tickets may be purchased at the Mainstreet Piqua office at 326 N. Main St. Call 937-773-9355 for details.
Other tours in this series are: 1. South Main St.Tour on Saturday, April 20
3. Victory Heights and Clark Avenue Tour on Saturday, Sept. 21
4. The Fine Art of Dying IV Tour on Saturday, Oct. 19
The tours will be led by Piqua Historian Jim Oda.
This project is sponsored by the Piqua Tourism Council with additional assistance from Mainstreet Piqua and the Piqua Public Library.