Thanks for a great tour!

TCW's 4th annual Second Story Secrets tour was a great success.  The weather held off and it was amazing to see downtown crawling with ticket holders going in and out of our secret spaces.  Everyone was surprised by the wide variety of what they saw.  The Elks 1920s themed speak-easy was a hit as a rest and refuel stop as well-we ran out of almost everything!

Looking forward to 2018 and we've got a lot of new places on the tour for you.  However, the number 1 requested future stop is beyond our power--the Courthouse Dome!  Maybe someday.

Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great tour-the building owners, the sponsors, the committee & volunteers and most of all the ticket holders!

CAS Building

TCW has been in the news lately for our work on the Coleman-Allen-Saidleman (CAS) building.  We were the first organization within the City of Troy to receive historic tax credits for this project and most recently the City of Troy has recognized TCW by changing the forgivable loan of $800,000 into a grant for $1 Million dollars.  Both of these awards will go quite far in helping TCW completely renovate the three floors of the building, secure the roofing, and add an elevator and fire suppression system.  You can read about these developments in the historic tax credit press release link and the article in the Troy Daily News "Council OK's TCW's Request for More Funding".

TCW is also happy to announce our 4th annual Second Story Secrets Tour.  This popular tour is our annual fundraiser and allows ticket holders exclusive access to the unseen places in Troy's downtown.  You can read more about the tour on the Second Story Secrets page on this site or in this press release.

Stay tuned for more updates!

4th Annual Second Story Secrets on Nov.4th!

The 4th annual tour that show's people what's upstairs in downtown Troy is rapidly approaching.  The tour this year is shaping up to be fantastic.  There are 12 sites and over half of them have never been on the tour before!  There are many examples of downtown living, unique businesses and lots of hidden secrets to be discovered.  The Elks Lodge is crafting up a 1920s speakeasy where tour go-ers can rest their feet, have a drink and a snack and purchase a special whiskey cocktail for $4.

Tickets are only available at the early bird rate of $25 or 2 for $45 until Oct. 31st.  Then ticket prices increase to $30.  Hope to see you on the tour!