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(USE THIS PHOTO) 10/2/12 Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman; Taylor, TX is holding a festival that will feature tours of several vacant downtown buildings, some constructed in the 1880s, in an effort to get people to lease or buy them. The city is also launching a program to assist people with the lease or purchase price of these buildings for 10 months. Assistant City Manager Jeff Straub and Main Street Manager Deby Lannen walk the downtown streets showing of these buildings and others that have been restored and remodeled by new owners as examples of what can be done. (Osborn story)