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Guided walking tours offered in Sycamore

The DeKalb County History Center will offer guided walking tours of downtown Sycamore on Sept. 15.
The DeKalb County History Center will offer guided walking tours of downtown Sycamore on Sept. 15.

Don’t let the summer pass by without going on one of the DeKalb County History Center’s Guided Walking Tours featuring Sycamore’s Historic District. 

All the tours will be led by Stephen Bigolin, who has a extensive knowledge of DeKalb County history. Tours are scheduled for the first and third Sunday of the month during August and September.

The Main Street tour will be on Aug. 19. Enjoy learning about the architecture and local history connected to the homes along Main Street. Stops on the walk will include the Townsend House (currently the Paper Doll House) and carriage house (Resource Bank), the Boyton House, the DeKalb County Courthouse, Library and Post Office. Meet at the courthouse sign on the northwest corner of State and Main streets.      

On Sept. 2, the Guided Walking Tour will feature DeKalb Avenue. Meet at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., and explore as far as the Salem Lutheran Church. Bigolin will share interesting stories connected to the people who made this picturesque street one of the most sought out locations in Sycamore.     

Tour beautiful downtown Sycamore on Sept. 15. Catch up on what has changed and discuss what used to be where. This tour highlights the architecture and local history connected to Sycamore’s downtown. Meet at the Sycamore City Center, 308 W. State St.

All tours last about an hour and a half, so wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Cost is $5 per person and includes a handout with information on highlighted locations.

For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit dekalbcountyhistory.org. 

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