Beautiful colors, scenes, and architectural masterpieces were admired at the 2nd Annual Church Stained Glass Window Tour.
The tour started at Bryan Place, where visitors purchased wristbands and were guided throughout downtown to visit historical landmarks. Once there, they were given a brief history of each church and its stained glass windows.
"The windows have gone through some hard times like the churches have. They have been through the 1913 floods. Most of these churches were built way before the early 1900’s it’s fascinating to people there’s so much history, " said Pam Uddin.
Uddin says the money from the tours will go back into the Downtown Marketing Group so that they can help promote what the city has to offer. She says they are in talks with city officials to make sure that historical landmarks are taken care of for years to come.
"We want to reuse, redevelop, and rebuild our downtown. It’s our history, this is our legal center, our banking center, our justice center and that’s us. We lose our downtown, we can’t do that we lose our community," said Uddin.
Churches toured on Sunday included Saint Nicholas Catholic Church , Immanuel United Church of Christ and Central Trinity United Methodist and more.