28th Annual Housewalk tickets on sale November 1st

Philip and Edith Robinson house - 1940

Philip and Edith Robinson house – 1940

Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 for the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 28th annual Holiday Housewalk which will highlight parts of the neighborhood adjacent to the beautiful Mt. Prospect Golf Club. The walk will be held from 3:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4.

The interiors of six private homes, originally built between 1940 and 1956 but some of which have been heavily renovated, will be featured on the tour this year. The exteriors and histories of two other homes will also be highlighted.

The Mt. Prospect Golf Club will be serving dinner during the Housewalk but reservations for one of three seating times are required and meals must be ordered in advance from a limited menu.  Phone 847/392-9006 Tuesday through Thursday for reservations.

The Mt. Prospect Golf Club will be serving dinner during the Housewalk but reservations for one of three seating times are required and meals must be ordered in advance from a limited menu.  Phone 847/392-9006 Tuesday through Thursday for reservations.

Special this Housewalk:

Enjoy your dinner at the Mt. Prospect Golf Club Restaurant
***Three seatings, Three menu choices***
$25 per person
Dinner deadline is Monday, Nov. 30th
***(no walk-ins or dinner reservations can be made after Monday)***

Call Cindy at 847-392-9006 to make a credit card reservation, or stop at the office in the museum to make a reservation and pay with cash or check.

Ellsworth and Francine Hupke - 1948 (major renovations)

Ellsworth and Francine Hupke – 1948 (major renovations)

The homes featured this year, both inside and outside, are: 514 S. Candota Ave., owned by Travis and Lindsey Phelps; 708 S. See-Gwun Ave., owned by John and Mary Claire Hunter; 523 S. We-Go Trl., owned by William and Nancy Foreman; 420 S. We-Go Trl., owned by Dave and Beth Diprima; 405 S. We-Go Trl., owned by Craig and Trish Chuipek; and 320 S. We-Go Trl.

The exteriors of 702 S. See-Gwun Ave. and 601 Na-Wa-Ta Ave. will also be highlighted with historical notes featured on lighted outdoor podiums.

All of the homes will be exciting to tour in their own ways, whether because of the historic flavor, lovely decorating or the renovation work that has been done, according to Jill Tumberger, Housewalk co-chairperson.

The tour will begin at the Mt. Prospect Golf Club, 600 S. See-Gwun Ave., where refreshments will be offered and watercolors of the featured houses displayed. Museum store items will also be sold there. The “will call” table for tickets ordered through PayPal will also be located at the Golf Club.

Ken A. Halverson - 1950

Ken A. Halverson – 1950

Special this year will be the opportunity to dine within the area of the walk. The Mt. Prospect Golf Club restaurant will be open for three seatings and will be offering a limited menu for $25 per person, inclusive, and a cash bar. To make reservations for a specific time and reserve your meal, phone 847-392-9006. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Central School restoration effort.

As usual, this walking tour will be accented by beautifully-lit luminaria. Parking will be available along neighborhood streets and at the Golf Club.

Benny and Grace DiVito - 1956 (major renovations)

Benny and Grace DiVito – 1956 (major renovations)

Commentary in the homes will be provided by volunteers from local organizations, businesses, schools and the community. Local florists and homeowners will provide the decorations. This year’s featured florists are Busse Flowers and Gifts and The Purple Rose of Mount Prospect, Gigi’s Blossoms and Baskets and Pesche’s Flowers of Des Plaines and Mariano’s Market of Arlington Heights.

Non-refundable tickets will be sold for $25 each through Dec. 3 at First Merit Bank, 50 N. Main St.; Mount Prospect State Bank, 299 W. Central Rd.; Busse Flowers and Gifts, 100 E. Northwest Hwy.; River Trails’ Weiss Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave.; Lions Park Recreation Center, 411 S. Maple St.; Millie’s Hallmark, 1024 S. Elmhurst Rd.; Dave’s Specialty Foods, 105 W. Prospect Ave.; and the Dietrich Friedrichs House museum, 101 S. Maple St.

Tickets are also available through PayPal at www.mtphist.org. Those tickets can be picked up at a “will call” desk located at the Golf Club during the walk.

Theodore and Lillian Benda - 1955 (major renovations)

Theodore and Lillian Benda – 1955 (major renovations)

Last-minute decision-makers may also purchase tickets on the day of the walk, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Golf Club, but the cost will be $27 per person at that time.

“The Housewalk is the Society’s largest fund-raiser of the year,” explains Tumberger. “Its proceeds support the many educational endeavors of the Society and help to pay for upkeep on our museum. We urge the public to support our effort to preserve local history through enjoying the Housewalk and our other activities throughout the year.”

Dr. W.G. Bagnuolo - 1956 (major renovations)

Dr. W.G. Bagnuolo – 1956 (major renovations)

Phone the Society at 847-392-9006 for more information or log onto www.mtphist.org.

This year’s walk is sponsored by Novak and Parker appliances of Mount Prospect and Lurvey’s Garden Center of DesPlaines.

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