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It's Tour Time!!!

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The Old House Society's Annual Tour of Homes is set for Saturday, June 14 from 10 am to 4 pm. This year's featured area is the North Normal Historic Neighborhood, which boasts more than 30 different architectural styles.

Our tour features a Pillsbury home designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, a home ordered from the Sears catalog, a house built in 1869, and four others that each have something that will make you go, "Hmmmm..."

Tickets are now on sale at the following retailers, as well as at The Salvage Warehouse.

  • The Garlic Press
  • David Davis Mansion
  • Schnuck's (both Bloomington and Normal locations)
  • AB Hatchery
  • Casey's Garden Shop
  • Growing Grounds

Ticket sales are capped again this year, so please don't wait until the day of the event to get yours.

Second Thursday looking for older homes

There are no Second Thursdays in the planning stages. Thank you for all your loyal support for the past 14 months. We are committed to continuing these fun, monthly mini tours. But we need historic homes to have them in. So, please consider nominating your own home, a neighbor, relative or friend.

Homes should be 50 years old or older and feature many (but not all) original elements. They can be occupied or on the market. They can be of various sizes and styles. The Old House Society purchases all supplies, food and beverages sponsored by Main Street Brokers and Associates. We bring linens, serving dishes etc. - even the corkscrew for the wine - and we do the set up and clean up. If the house is vacant we bring tables, chairs and even ice chests.

So please consider sharing your historic home with the people in McLean County who love old houses the most! Contact Laurie at lbvial6@gmail.com or 309-242-8571. Thank you again for attending and to the home owners who have graciously opened their houses to showcase in many cases loving restoration. Watch here for future updates.

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