29th Annual Housewalk Tickets on Sale 11/1

208 South Elmhurst Avenue

208 South Elmhurst Avenue

Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 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., immediately 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 will also be highlighted.

217 South Pine Street

217 South Pine Street

The homes featured this year, both inside and outside, 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.

The exteriors of 223 S. Pine St. and 221 S. Wille St. 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 St. Mark Lutheran Church, 205 S. Wille St., 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 Church.

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

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, Pesche’s Flowers of Des Plaines, The Flower Studio of Rolling Meadows and Mariano’s Market of Arlington Heights.

Non-refundable tickets will be 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.

Tickets are also available through PayPal at www.mtphist.org.  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.

“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.”

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 and Mrs. P & Me.

Switch to mobile version
%d bloggers like this: