|First Baptist Church|
The Church tour and Lynchburg Getting Started took me the least amount of time to research because of the information accessibility I had using the Al Chambers book, "Lynchburg, An Architectural History". The Churches I decided to use in the walking tour are the ones that I believe had the most historical significance in Lynchburg. I found all of the Churches listed on the tour very interesting in the fact that they all shared that similarity of starting at a different location before they ended up at their current location.
The Lynchburg Getting Started tour I found very interesting to research some of Downtown's oldest buildings that are still in use today. It really changes ones perspective of Lynchburg when you are able to recognize buildings that once stood as the first of their kind in Downtown and are still in use today.
The last tour I've worked on this summer was the Theater tour. This was my favorite to work on because I had no idea Lynchburg once had so many theaters right here in Downtown. When I began researching, I turned to the Chambers book for help. I found some information on theaters but nothing too substantial to aide in advancing the tour.
Creating the new walking tours was definitely my favorite task this summer. It was a great way to learn about Downtown in a creative and fun manner. As aforementioned, I have never been presented this type of task, but I am happy that I had the opportunity to learn something new and utilize my major at the same time. I look forward to coming back and the Fall and giving some of the tours I helped put together for Lynch's Landing.
-- Sarah Woll, Sweet Briar College Intern