Behind-scenes tour scheduled for 1920s bakery now converted to residential apartments
Historic Columbia will soon be offering another behind-the-scenes tour of the nearly 100-year-old Claussen’s Inn in Five Points.
The first tour, which took place in January, allowed guests to view the 1920s-era bakery prior to extensive renovations. Information was provided about the origin of the building, and its evolution throughout the 20th century.
The next tour will be June 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. According to the Historic Columbia announcement, guests will now have the opportunity to view the facilty after its transformation into a residential space, and learn more about the process of renovating a historic building.
The facility was originally built as Claussen’s Bakey in 1928 for George Frederick Claussen, the grandson of a German immigrant who previously established a bakery in Charleston. According to records, Claussesn’s Bakery made significant contributions to the industrial and commercial development of Columbia until it ceased operation in 1963.
Tickets for the tour are $35 for Historic Columbia members, and $50 for non-members. Ticket sales will be open to the public June 2. More information can be found on the Historic Columbia website.