29th Annual Housewalk Quickly Approaching

208 South Elmhurst Avenue

208 South Elmhurst Avenue

Tickets are currently on sale for the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 29th annual Holiday Housewalk which will highlight the neighborhood surrounding St. Mark Lutheran Church, 205 S. Wille St., just south of the Prospect Avenue commercial district.  The walk will be held from 3:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2.

The interiors of six private homes, built between 1923 and 2005, will be featured on the tour this year.  The exteriors and histories of two other homes — 223 S. Pine St. and 221 S. Wille St. — will also be highlighted.

217 South Pine Street

217 South Pine Street

The homes featured this year are: 210 S. Main St., owned by Denise and Philip Rominski; 210 S. Wille St., owned by Joe and Maria Plata; 217 S. Pine St., owned by John and Amy Ward; 205 S. Elmhurst Ave., owned by Matt and Jill Schiltz; 207 S. Elmhurst Ave, owned by Jenny Myk; and 208 S. Elmhurst Ave., owned by Beth and Joe Zander.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

The tour will begin at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 205 S. Wille St., where tours of the church and refreshments will be offered by the congregation. Watercolors of the featured houses will also be displayed and museum store items will also be sold.

This year’s featured florists are Busse Flowers and Gifts, and The Purple Rose of Mount Prospect, Pesche’s Flowers of Des Plaines, The Flower Studio of Rolling Meadows and Mariano’s Market of Arlington Heights.

Non-refundable tickets are being sold for $28 each through Dec. 1 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.

221 South Wille Street

221 South Wille Street

Tickets are also available through PayPal (button below).  Those tickets can be picked up at a “will call” desk located at the Church during the walk.

Last-minute decision-makers may also purchase tickets on the day of the walk, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Church, but the cost will be $30 per person at that time.

Phone the Society at 847-392-9006 for more information.

This year’s walk is sponsored by Novak and Parker appliances and Mrs. P & Me.



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