Urbana Town Launches Downtown Walking Tour


URBNA, Ill. (WCIA) – The city of Urbana has launched a new walking tour to celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May.

In a press release, city officials said the downtown area of ​​Urbana was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2019. Now the city has created a new walking tour of the historic district of Urbana. Urbana city center.

People can access the tour through the PocketSights mobile application.

“Urbana Planning staff have highlighted nine locations that show the past and future of downtown Urbana,” officials said. “A brief written history is provided for each of the tour buildings and is accompanied by an audio clip so you can hear the information read to you by staff in the tour app.”

The Rose Bowl Tavern and the Nat Cohen Building are two places that have short video interviews. People can hear the owners of each building talk about the history of their buildings and how they fit into the future of the downtown area.

You can visit the Imagine Urbana website to participate in a survey as well as post ideas and put “pins” on a map to show which places should be highlighted by the City in its new Master Plan.