This book is the culmination of a task Catherine Maxwell Heston and I set for ourselves over 10 years ago. At that time we both worked as tour guides for Palmetto Carriage Works and played at courtship. We walked the historic district to develop our respective tours and our relationship. Able to explore areas we are not permitted to access during licensed, guided tours, we discovered the attraction of walking where you want, when you want, and with whom you want. What was lacking was a comprehensive, informative guidebook. This book has been a combined effort from its inception, joining Catherine’s marketing and editing skills, honed in San Francisco during the dot-com boom of the 1990s, with my skills learned during a career as a graphic designer and newspaper production manager in Columbus, Ohio. The force behind the labor is our shared love of this city.