On January 4th through January 17th the Ghosts & Gravestones tour stops will be the Davenport House and Perkins & Son’s Ship Chandlery.
Stop #9 will be closed starting today, January 13th through Thursday January 16th for sewer repair.
Saturday morning January 18th will be the Unity 5k. We will start at our normal time but our stops #2, #3, and #4 will be closed until approximately 12:00 pm. After the race is over we will be on regular route.
Monday January 20th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, our first tour will leave out from stop #1 approximately at 1:00 pm.
A gryphon is a mythological beast that served to guard ancient treasure. Gryphon fountain is surrounded by elaborate ironwork featuring profiles of famous statesmen and poets. This ironwork was originally located at the Barclay-Wetter House. The original terra cotta gryphon fountain (c 1889) in front of the Cotton Exchange was destroyed in 2008. It took over 10 months to form the mold to have it reconstructed. The new concrete replica was rededicated in December 2009.