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May 11, 2013
The Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point hosts its annual home and garden tour on Mother's Day, May 12. The tour will include, as usual, some of the well-known sites in the neighborhood such as the Robert Long House (circa 1765) and Colonial garden and the eclectic garden known as "the Palace on Dallas. " New to the tour is the recently renovated home of Jon and Lauren Cole, which was built in 1790 on Aliceanna Street. The brick home includes many period design details, including a marble step at the front entrance and a detailed door frame.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | December 17, 2013
Cold temperatures, sleet and snow did not stop the nearly 200 people who came out for the Laurel Historical Society's Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 14. Warmly dressed people braved the cold to tour brightly lit homes and buildings, elegantly decorated for the Christmas holiday season. The event attracted newcomers and those who regularly take the self-guided house tours. "I've been coming for years because I love seeing the homes and the renovations the owners have made," said Shari Pollard, a member of the Laurel Historical Society, as she picked up tickets at the Laurel Museum, the starting point for the tour.
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October 5, 2003
The 24th annual Butchers Hill house tour is scheduled next week, with the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood association opening 12 historic homes to the public. The Baltimore neighborhood is north of Fells Point and Canton. The event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour and $12 in advance. For more information, log on to www.butchershill.org or call Anne Belcher at 410-675-2795 or Sue Noonan at 410-522-6773.
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Special to The Aegis | December 12, 2013
This year's AMC Holiday House Tour in Harford County will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour benefits the AMC Cancer Fund and Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Center. For further information, call 410-734-4808. Visitors will be able to tour six holiday-decorated homes in Bel Air, Forest Hill and Darlington. The tour also features three extra stops to eat, shop and delight. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Broom's Bloom, Richardson's Florist, Tea by Two, Preston's Stationery, Simply Grande, Kroh's Nursery, Jonathan's Florist and Greenspring Gift House.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | April 29, 1994
When the Mount Airy Centennial Committee was trying to plan activities for the town's 100th birthday this year, one idea was a repeat of an event from a couple of years ago -- a historic house tour.Set for May 21, the centennial tour will include 10 old houses and three churches, lunch, dinner and a play about the town.The day will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch until 2:30 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church. Lunch is $4 per person. Later, the church will serve dinner from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for $5.50 per person.
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By Jean Marie Beall and By Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 18, 2001
TAKE A WALK through history this weekend and find out how people lived here in an earlier century. New Windsor Heritage Committee is holding its "Legends and House Tour" from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. This year's tour will be self-directed, said Terry Wiley, a member of the tour committee. It will include five houses, two of which will be open to the public for the first time. "And there will be storytellers stationed at appropriate locations along the tour path," Wiley added. "They'll be wearing historic period costumes."
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | October 21, 1992
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Tonight in the stone cellar of a 182-year-old house on Baltimore Street, Patti O'Day will spook listeners with tales of Civil War soldiers whose spirits may still be roaming along this famous battleground.Whether the ghosts of Confederate sharpshooters who once secured a vantage point in the home's garret will sing, as they are sometimes said to do, can't be predicted. But Gettysburg's first organized haunted house tour hopes to scare fright-seekers just the same."This not like some haunted barn," says Bob Wright, one of the tour's organizers.
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By JUDY REILLY | December 8, 1994
Some of the most beautiful homes in Maryland are in Carroll County, and on Sunday you will have a chance to see a dozen of Northwest Carroll's prettiest properties.Beginning at midday, you can join the Annual Soroptimist House Tour, a driving tour of six homes in the countryside, or the Historic Uniontown Tour, a walking tour through a historic district of old homes decorated for the holidays. If you're really energetic, you can visit all of the homes before both tours end at 5 pm.In Uniontown, six private homes, two churches, an old schoolhouse and a bank will be open to the public.
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By Maria Blackburn and Mary Gail Hare and Maria Blackburn and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 21, 2000
The tallies are complete in Westminster and Sykesville: Record ticket sales for home tours have the two towns singing glad tidings of joy. Homeowners decorated for the holidays and opened their doors to visitors from across the state two weeks ago - all in the name of historic preservation and fund raising. The Westminster Holiday House Tour of eight homes was an easy walk along Ridge Road, and the most successful in the event's history. It drew more than 1,000 visitors to the Carroll County seat and raised about $9,000 for the Community Foundation of Carroll County, according to Shawn Siders, the city's assistant town planner, who helped organize the biannual event.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1997
For the first time in 38 years, Soroptimist International of Westminster has canceled its Christmas house tour after some of the participants dropped out of the popular event.The tour, the main fund-raiser for the service organization's annual nursing scholarship, was scheduled for Dec. 14. It would have featured homes and churches in the Sykesville area for the second consecutive year."It's a terrible disappointment," said Cindy Franz, a Soroptimist club member. "You can't go out at the last minute and ask houses to participate."
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Special to The Aegis | December 10, 2013
The 2013 Delta-Cardiff-Whiteford Holiday House Tour, which has been rescheduled to Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1-5 p.m., will offer visitors four area houses and a historic Welsh cottage, all decorated for the holidays. In Peach Bottom Township, Pa., the Delta Ridge dwellings of Kim and John Grubb at 92 Split Rock Drive and of the Bob Ward "Chesapeake" model at 208 Misty Hill Drive may be visited, as well as the homes of Cindy and Ben Hushon at 1122 Hollow Road and of Barbara and David Stewart at 719 Slateville Road.
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By Steve Jones, For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2013
Three years ago, Frank Smith of Glen Burnie spent more than $44,000 to make the transition to solar power at his Cape Cod-style home, which was built in 1957. That seemed like a hefty expense at the time, but significantly lower energy costs and tax credits from the state have helped offset that expenditure. Now, he says, "I pay no electric bill whatsoever. "I will recoup my entire investment in just seven to 10 years. Now, I'm also looking to put solar panels on the garage behind the house," he said.
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May 11, 2013
The Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point hosts its annual home and garden tour on Mother's Day, May 12. The tour will include, as usual, some of the well-known sites in the neighborhood such as the Robert Long House (circa 1765) and Colonial garden and the eclectic garden known as "the Palace on Dallas. " New to the tour is the recently renovated home of Jon and Lauren Cole, which was built in 1790 on Aliceanna Street. The brick home includes many period design details, including a marble step at the front entrance and a detailed door frame.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
A multicolored grouping of four clapboard rowhouses in Fells Point stands out like Gerbera daisies against the Formstone and brick fronts of its neighbors on either side. Architect Myrna Poirier calls one of these gems home and will soon invite visitors beyond her threshold as part of the Historic Harbor House Tour of Fells Point on Mother's Day. In keeping with the facade of her home, the interior is a color-infused, uplifting space. "Color is so important," she said. "A lot of people don't realize what color does for your spirits," pointing to an open interior 50 feet deep, with soft pastel paint on the walls in each room, richly embellished textiles from all over the world hanging on them and the morning sun bursting through ceiling skylights.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2011
It wasn't until Karen Koch saw pictures of her house in a local magazine that she realized how terrific it was. Last spring, she agreed to a photographic house tour for a friend, who was the editor. "I saw the pictures and I thought, 'Damn. It looks good.'" Soon she will see if everybody agrees. Her 1920s four-square in Annapolis' Murray Hill community will be among the 10 homes open Nov. 4 and 5 for the 20th annual Annapolis by Candlelight house tour. "We've put so much blood, sweat and tears into this house," said Koch, the owner of Miss Nancy's Fancy Bakery in Annapolis.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2011
Colonial Players' current offering of Peter Shaffer's 1987 comedy "Lettice and Lovage" is a rare treat for anyone who appreciates thoughtful, insightful humor about strong women. The plot centers on Lettice Douffet, an eccentric, imaginative tour guide for historic houses. Another fascinating character shares the stage in Charlotte "Lotte" Schoen, Lettice's bureaucratic opponent, who demands historical authenticity and proper decorum from tour guides. Lettice finds the history of 16th-century Fustian House as drab as its architecture.
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By MARY GAIL HARE and MARY GAIL HARE,SUN REPORTER | October 9, 2005
Residents of five historic Carroll homes will open their doors Saturday, hoping to encourage others to restore the worthwhile old rather than build all new. The Carroll County Historic Preservation Commission and Historic Uniontown Inc. have organized a bus tour that promises visitors a behind-the-scenes look at living in homes that date to the 19th century and earlier. The preservation group chose homes in Westminster and Uniontown that it said blends historic roots and fabric with gentle modernizations that integrate contemporary living.
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By Lynn Williams | December 8, 1991
When Harry Brosenne began work on his newly purchased Victorian house in August 1988, it had drop ceilings in two of the rooms (with bare beams behind them), unattractive yellow and blue paint throughout and a decrepit third floor that literally had not been touched for decades.By December, the rooms shone with new paint jobs and wallpaper. The drop ceilings were gone and the original 10-foot plaster ceilings restored, and graceful period fixtures replaced bare light bulbs. The oak floors, bordered by dark strips of teak, had been cleaned and sealed, and polished to a soft gleam with a tough wax designed for bowling alleys.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2011
State and local officials joined Shaun Donovan, the nation's top housing official, on a tour Friday of construction efforts that they hope will give residents of a blighted corner of West Baltimore affordable and environmentally minded housing. The development, which aims to renovate or build 111 low-income apartments by the end of this year, is in the Poppleton neighborhood, where boarded-up buildings sit alongside tidy, well-kept homes. The Department of Housing and Urban Development provided $1.5 million of federal stimulus funding to outfit apartments in the development with features that include double-pane windows, cabinets free of formaldehyde and energy-efficient appliances.
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April 4, 2010
The Anne Arundel County Historical Society has opened the historic Benson-Hammond House and North Browse and Buy Shoppe at Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road in Linthicum for the season. Tours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Group tours are by appointment. Information: 410-760-9679.
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