Lakewood Biennial House Tour Coming In September

The Lakewood Historical Society has been serving our community since 1952 when a few determined residents recognized that Lakewood needed an organization for the purpose of collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Lakewood, Ohio. Now about 500 members strong, among the Society’s accomplishments are: maintaining the Oldest Stone House Museum and Nicholson House; a photographic collection of over 14,000 images; award winning school programs; special events and public programs; and historical research.

One of the Society’s favorite and fun ways of sharing the city’s historical significance is by bringing us the biennial “Come Home To Lakewood” House Tour. The 10th Biennial House Tour will be Sunday, September 12, 1 to 6 p.m. Only the Society could accomplish showcasing such a variety of architectural beauties throughout the city of Lakewood in one Sunday afternoon. This year’s tour features six historically or architecturally significant homes. These timeless treasures are selectively chosen to not only showcase the houses’ significant features typical to Lakewood’s older housing, but the striking personal touches that make a picture-perfect home. The House Tour is an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a companion or a few of your friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Be ready for everything from countless architectural details and craftsmanship that we all love, to fine decorating and creative garden ideas that just may inspire you for your own home.

Also, the tour always includes a stop at the restored Nicholson House on Detroit Ave. Built in 1839, it is the oldest surviving structure in the city and is maintained by the Lakewood Historical Society. On display will be the special movie on Lakewood’s earliest settlers that was a project of the second and third grade Discovery Class at Grant Elementary School.

Tour Tickets are $15 each in advance. Tickets can be purchased at local retail outlets: Beck Center for the Arts, Local Girl Gallery, Rozi’s Wine House, First Federal of Lakewood, Geiger’s Clothing & Sports, and the Oldest Stone House Museum; or in Rocky River at Geiger’s Store for Women and V Regalo/The Desk Set. You may also visit or call 216-221-7343 for online and post mail purchases or for more information about the tour. You may also stop by the Lakewood Historical Society booth at the Lakewood Arts Festival on Saturday, August 7, where tickets will be on sale. A limited number of tickets may be available the day of the tour for $20 each at the Nicholson House, 13335 Detroit Ave.

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Volume 6, Issue 15, Posted 8:42 AM, 07.27.2010