Historic House Tour of York, Pa. Slated for Sun., Oct. 9

Source: Historic York Inc.

The annual Historic House Tour will be held on Sunday, October 9 (Columbus Day weekend). The York City neighborhoods called “Downtown East”, “Continental Square” and “Doctor’s Row” will be highlighted.

Historic York is calling the home tour “Market Street Stroll”, since the tour area stretches about one mile along Market Street from the 400 West Market Street block (“Doctor’s Row) to the 400 East Market Street Block (Downtown East," with “Continental Square” centered between. A total of 18 homes will be open to tourists from 12:30 to 5:30 PM. The three areas were selected because they have fine examples of late 19th and early 20th century urban homes and buildings.

Visitors will also have an opportunity for a “sneak peek preview” at the Small brownstone row home’s parlor frescoes; the Small home is being incorporated into the newly renovated and enlarged Martin Library complex and the home is not yet officially open.

The tour is not suitable for children under age 12. Tourists are asked to wear soft-soled shoes.

Advance tickets for the home tour are $12 per person; they may be purchased at four locations: (1) Historic York Inc.’s Architectural Warehouse, 224 N. George St., York; (2) Minnich’s Colonial Pharmacy, 976 S. George St. (Colonial Shopping Center), York; (3) York Wallcoverings Factory Store, 201 Carlisle Ave., York; and (4) Shiloh Nurseries Inc., 3100 N. George St., Emigsville, PA. Day of tour tickets @ $15per person will be on sale on October 9 after 11:45 AM at the tour station, located in front of the Woman’s Club of York, 228 E. Market St.

Historic York Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the renovation, preservation and rehabilitation of York County architecture. For more information, check Historic York Inc.’s website, or call 717-843-0320.

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This story was published on September 12, 2005.