Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Historic Home and Garden Tour in Urbana

The Champaign County Preservation Alliance with the support of The Peoples Savings Bank and Bundy Baking Solutions, presents the Twenty- Fifth Annual Historic Home and Garden Tour on June 24-25 in Urbana Ohio. The hours are 11-5 and tickets are $15.00 available tour week-end at the welcome tent located behind the municipal building at 205 S. Main St . Free shuttle service is available.

Included on the tour are eight homes, one private garden, one historic church, the Johnny Appleseed Museum and The Champaign County Historical Society. In addition, visit the Depot Coffee House located in a restored train
depot and climb aboard an original NX23 Rail Car caboose which is now an educational center. An great opportunity to examine the inside of a caboose!

An excellent example of repurposing a structure is the home of renowned artist, Mike Major and his family. An 1877 Universalist Church in Westville, Ohio was converted into a warm, comfortable home. The structure contains Mike's studio and five levels of living space. It is open for touring and offers a rare opportunity to visit the inside. Mike will be available for conversation periodically throughout the week-end and the studio will be open for touring.

The Johnny Appleseed Museum will have a book signing by author, Ann Corfman and a Johnny Appleseed reenactor on hand to talk with visitors. Please check our web site for the appearance schedule.

In addition to the tour sites, there will be period craft demonstrations and sales and entertainment at the tour sites throughout the week-end.

To qualify for the tour the residence must be at least 50 years old. The purpose is to demonstrate feasibility of restoring the older structure to the needs of today's family and businesses without destroying the integrity of the structure. A variety of styles, sizes, and periods make for an interesting tour.

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If you have questions leave a message at 1-800-791-6010. The tour is not handicap accessible and pets are not allowed.

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