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.
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.
This story was published on September 12, 2005.