Second Story Secrets Returns for the 6th Time
Information and images from Troy Community Works

TROY - Second Story Secrets, a walking tour that reveals “what’s upstairs in downtown,” is back for its sixth year. The event will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, beginning at the Troy Foundation (216 W. Franklin St. Troy).

   The tour includes a rare chance to step inside buildings and their second floors around the downtown Troy- spaces that are otherwise closed to the public. This is an open house-style tour where participants can make their way in any order they wish. Returning this year is a Secret Location that won’t be revealed until the night of the tour, but tour organizers ensure that it is not to be missed!
   The tour this year focuses on the west side of downtown and features some of buildings never seen before, like Glass House Realty (121 W. Franklin St.) and a new look at old spaces. Special features include the totally redesigned Troy Daily News Building which now houses architect/construction companies Level MB and MT Studio (226 S. Market St). Also, don’t miss the Coleman-Allen-Saidleman building (a.k.a. Lipp building) where Troy Community Works will showcase the newly reopened building.  
A full list of tour locations is on the TCW website.


   The tour tickets feature access to 8-10 spaces around downtown with a starting and refreshment location at the Troy Foundation. “We’re thrilled to have the Troy Foundation partner with us,” said Linda Pittenger, chair of the Second Story Secrets committee for Troy Community Works. “The Troy Foundation is so integral to our community we’re excited to be having it on the tour.”  

   Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50 if purchased before October 31st. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at Trojan Florist. Your ticket includes two drink tickets and refreshments at the Troy Foundation. 


   The Second Story Secrets committee is working hard to make the tour a memorable experience for everyone. Please check the website for tour updates. Second Story Secrets is a walking tour; Wear comfortable shoes, plan to cross city streets, and use the stairs. We encourage our participants to wear a mask while inside buildings. The tour, while open to children, is recommended for those 18 and older due to its historic nature. We also recommend that participants make a night of it and plan to eat dinner at one of our great Troy restaurants!  There are a limited number of tickets so get yours early. In years past this tour has had over 350 visitors to Troy’s historic downtown.
   All proceeds benefit Troy Community Works, a non-profit organization that strives to enhance the long term well-being and livability of the City of Troy through a collaborative approach to sustainable community development. For more information, or to become an event sponsor, email Linda Pittenger at  or visit our website, or find us on Facebook by searching Second Story Secrets or Troy Community Works.

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