Historic tours of downtown set to begin

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

A project long in the making, the historic tours of downtown Sandpoint begin next week starting Sept. 2.

Running from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., the tours will begin in front of the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

Designed to be both guided and self-guided, the tours give a clearer look at Sandpoint’s history and its most venerable buildings.

Developed by the Sandpoint Historic Preservation Commission, the tour is supplemented by a guide book prepared in cooperation with the Bonner County History Museum. The booklet highlights 50 different sites around Sandpoint with a description of each location. It is divided between three tours: downtown Sandpoint, southern Sandpoint and additional sites.

The booklet is available at Sandpoint City Hall, Bonner County History Museum and the Sandpoint Visitor’s Center, as well as select businesses. It can also be downloaded online at www.sandpointidaho.gov/hpcbooklet.

For more information, contact City Planner Ryan Shea at 208-263-3370.

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