Members of the Historic Dublin Business Association want to see people dashing down the streets next month.

Members of the Historic Dublin Business Association want to see people dashing down the streets next month.

May will kick off the monthlong Dublin Architectural Scavenger Hunt, or DASH.

Last year marked the inaugural scavenger hunt that hinted to locations all over the historic district with clues and photos.

"It's different from last year and a little bit trickier," said organizer Richard Taylor, representing Historic Dublin's RTA Studio Architects. "Last year went really well, but everyone got them right. This year you'll see more of Historic Dublin. We've spread them out a bit."

The Historic Dublin Business Association, with help from the Dublin Historical Society, sponsors the DASH.

"We have 16 little vignettes of places in Historic Dublin," Taylor said. "(Historical society president) Herb Jones just brought me the photos."

The scavenger hunt debuted last year as Dublin was celebrating its bicentennial, Taylor said, so the historic district has a lot of different architecture to show off.

"The original buildings that are still in the old Dublin village are (from the) 19th century. They were built in the 1800s, and there are a few left. Those are represented in there and later 19th-century buildings and later in the 20th and 21st century," he said. Everything has a relatively simple village theme, whether it's old or new, he said

"The old and new dynamic of Dublin has provided residents and visitors a diverse and attractive community to explore," said Gretchen Friend, HDBA coordinator.

The DASH, Taylor said, is a great opportunity to see the different architecture and new parts of Historic Dublin.

"Last year, we had a lot of families doing it and some school groups. The kids just had a blast. They get to see part of Historic Dublin they don't normally see," he said. "And it's really a family activity."

Forms for the DASH will be available starting May 1 at Historic Dublin Businesses Association merchant locations and online at historicdublin.org. Hunters will have a month to complete the form and may submit it to any HDBA member.

"We had great prizes from HDBA merchants last year. We had gift certificates to local businesses for everyone, and the top 10 or so winners got pretty nice prize packages," Taylor said. "We'll repeat that this year and have more prizes. It's a great way to draw people down here and great exposure for our merchants down here."