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Tour gives glimpse of hidden gems upstairs over High Street

Tour gives glimpse of hidden gems upstairs over High Street

June 6th, 2011 in News

Sam Bushman, left, an organizer of Sunday's "Hidden Spaces, Secret Places" tour of downtown Jefferson City loft areas, chats with Donna Viessman as she takes the self-guided tour. The loft area is at 130 E. High St., above Coffee Zone, and was Viessman's first stop of the nine lofts open for tours.

Photo by Gerry Tritz

"Fascinating" was a word heard frequently during Sunday's self-guided tours of downtown loft areas.

"Hidden Spaces, Secret Places" was a free event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Action Team in conjunction with the Historic City of Jefferson.

A goal of the event was to stimulate interest in downtown loft apartments. But it wasn't just young urban professionals seeking a hip place to live. All walks of life showed to see the nine lofts areas along the 100 and 200 blocks of East High Street, including ....