Sept. 18, 2018 (Columbia S.C.) – Neighbors, history enthusiasts, families and friends will come together for an afternoon of activities at the Historic Melrose Scavenger Hunt followed by the Millwood Corridor Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Sept. 23. The scavenger hunt will convene at Melrose Park and take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The festivities continue with an ice cream social in the parking lot of Crave Artisan Market from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Discover architectural treasures across Historic Melrose
Learn about the architecture and view in a new light at the free Historic Melrose Scavenger Hunt, Sunday, Sept. 16, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Melrose Park, 1500 Fairview, on the corner of Senate and Fairview. The free, neighborhood-wide event, presented by the Melrose Neighborhood Association in collaboration with the City of Columbia, is open to the public and invites locals to connect with their community and explore historic features throughout Melrose Heights, Oaklawn and Fairview. Winners of the scavenger hunt will be awarded at 3:00 p.m. at the Millwood Corridor Ice Cream Social that follows.
“Our neighborhood is special — it’s historic, diverse and walkable,” says Fred Easley, president of the Melrose Neighborhood Association.
“We welcome neighbors and non-neighbors alike to come out this weekend and explore Historic Melrose. We know they’ll fall in love with it,” adds Martha Fowler, Melrose Neighborhood Association executive committee member.
Stay cool with Epworth’s Ice Cream for a sweet cause
As part of the National Night Out celebration, Historic Melrose and Old Shandon neighborhoods will be joined by the Lyons Street and Historic Waverly communities for the Millwood Corridor Ice Cream Social in the Crave Artisan Market parking lot from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy free Epworth Children’s Home’s famous peanut butter ice cream, lemonade and food for purchase from Seńior Resources Food Truck featuring fare such as tacos, Mexican street corn and churros, with proceeds supporting Meals on Wheels.
About Historic Melrose
The neighborhood of Historic Melrose, comprised of Oaklawn, Fairview and Melrose Heights, was developed between the years 1900 and 1950 as one of Columbia’s first suburbs. Recognized as an official architectural conservation district by the City of Columbia since 2003, Melrose was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 for its significance in the areas of architecture, community planning and development and landscape architecture. Today, the neighborhood retains a diverse range of architectural styles and details that contribute to the overall charm that has kept it a desirable place to live for over 100 years. Discover Historic Melrose at http://www.melroseneighborhood.org/