The Columbus Landmarks Foundation will hold a walking tour of Merion Village this weekend.

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation will hold a walking tour of Merion Village this weekend.

The walk will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28. The tour begins at the Merion Village Information Center, 1330 South Fourth Street.

Bob Leighty, president of the Merion Village Association, said he plans on leading the tour. He said part of the event is still being finalized but he expects the tour will last two hours and include six stops.

"There's been no formal theme established; essentially it is an opportunity to expose folks to some of our landmarks and walk down some of our very pleasant streets and parks," Leighty said.

Leighty said the tour will stop at spots that are well recognized in the city. He said two of the stops will be St. Leo Church and Barrett Middle School.

"There are any number buildings with interesting stories behind them," he said.

In the case of St. Leo, the building has been renovated.

"One of the things that will be nice is that we are going on a tour of St. Leo's Church, so people will be able to see the inside the church," Leighty said. "There are a lot of folks who have driven past it and heard about the effort to save it, but have never been inside."

Columbus Landmarks has 32 walking tours in Columbus and the surrounding area. For more information on tours, go to www.columbuslandmarks.org.

Tickets are $7 for Landmarks members and $15 for non-members. To purchase tickets, call Landmarks at 221-4508.

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