CityScape to Dedicate Walking Tour Signs Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of the Happy Birthday Youngstown! celebration June 27, Youngstown CityScape will dedicate the new signs for self-guided walking tours downtown.

The ceremony will be held at the Tyler Mahoning Valley Historical Center at 5:30 p.m. Also dedicated will be a newly painted utility box, featuring works from local artists Daniel Rauschenbach, David Tamulonis and Chauncey Hay.

The self-guide tour features five signs explaining the history of each site, as well as a QR code that can be scanned by smart phones to bring up a web page detailing the site’s current use and future plans.

The signs are at B&O Station observation deck, the city’s bicentennial marker near Mahoning Avenue bridge, the Civil War Soldiers monument at Central Square, the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County and Wick Park.

Funding for the signs was provided by the J. Ford Crandall Foundation, Kennedy Family Fund and the Ward Beecher Foundation. Partners on the project included the Mahoning Valley Historical Society and Friends of the Mahoning River.

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