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Re-taking history walking tour coming to downtown Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Main Street Covington and the Newton County Visitor’s Bureau are partnering with Image Doctor Photo Restoration to create a walking tour for Downtown Covington. The tour is called “Re-Taking History” and will include several historic photos of Downtown Covington.

Image Doctor Photo Restoration will bring their equipment to the Hollywood of the South Television & Film Museum on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The Image Doctor staff will scan residents’ historic photos to include in the walking tour at the Museum. The citizens will be able to keep a copy of the high-resolution scan of their photo. The Image Doctor staff will not keep photos.

The Image Doctor staff will then take the scanned images back to their shop and place them on markers, which will be placed on the sidewalks where the photos were actually taken.

Once the markers are installed on the sidewalks, passers-by will be able to stand on the marker, look down, see the historic photo, and then look up and take the photo as it looks today.

“If the walking tour becomes popular, we hope to incorporate an audio aspect to the tour. The Image Doctor staff can also record longtime residents telling their stories of Covington, and those stories can be incorporated into the tour,” Lauren Singleton, Main Street director, said.

The staff of Image Doctor Photo Restoration will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 5 for the public to bring their photos, newspaper articles and stories. The Hollywood of the South Television & Film Museum is located at 1120 Monticello St., which is next to Bread & Butter Bakery.