Homeowners in the Historic District opened up their humble abode for visitors to experience history and different architectural styles dating back to the 1800’s.
Ellsworth Home and School came up with the idea for the self-guided walking tour after hearing about it in Capitol Hill’s Historic District.
“We started talking and said we’re surrounded by beauty and beautiful homes, ‘why don’t we do the same thing it’s a homerun’ so we started planning it and here we are,” said Jennifer Imburgia, Co-Chair.
Nine homes were open for the 300+ visitors to walk through, from the Craftsman Bungalow to the Grand Queen Anne.
While inside the homes, folks got to see how the spaces were designed to give it an urban, simple, or more flowing feel.
With the success of this one-day tour, Ellsworth Home and School will host this again next year in hopes to raise extra funds.
“We’re always trying to come up with ways to raise money for the school, field trips, after school programs, supplemental materials for teachers,” said Imburgia.
Local businesses also pitched in to the fundraising efforts as they sponsored and designed several of the front porches.
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