Centennial Housewalk Tickets Now On Sale!

George and Sophia Meier farmhouse (1890) – 1702 W. Myrtle Dr.

Those who have enjoyed celebrating Mount Prospect’s Centennial over the past approximately 18 months won’t want to miss one of its highlights – the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 30th annual Holiday Housewalk from noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3.

The interiors of six private homes, built between the 1880s and 1915 (all pre-incorporation), will be featured on the tour this year. Since they will be spread around the Village and not in one neighborhood, the walk will be held in the afternoon.

The homes featured this year are: 808 E. Central Rd., owned by Steve and Lisa Haynes; 122 N. Emerson St., owned by Tom and Kathy Shultz; 13 S. Maple St., owned by Chris and Liz Jannusch; 218 S. Emerson St., owned by Ed and Mary Verschoor; 222 S. Emerson St., owned by Steve and Kelly Meersman; and 1702 W. Myrtle Dr., owned by Brian and Wendy Lambel.

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.

Stationmaster John Pohlman Victorian (circa 1915) – 222 S. Emerson St.

The tour will begin at the Mount Prospect Historical Society campus, 101 S. Maple St., where refreshments will be offered, the house and school museums will be open and artwork of the featured houses displayed. Museum store items will also be sold there. Check-in and Housewalk programs, as well as the “will call” table for tickets ordered through PayPal at www.mtphist.org, will be located in Central School.

Parking will be available along neighborhood streets.

This year’s featured florists are Busse Flowers and Gifts and The Purple Rose of Mount Prospect, Pesche’s Flowers and Lurveys Garden Center 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. 2 at The Huntington Bank, 50 N. Main St.; Mount Prospect State Bank, 299 W. Central Rd.; Busse Flowers and Gifts, 100 E. Northwest Highway; River Trails’ Weiss Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave.; Lions Park Recreation Center, 411 S. Maple St.; Millie’s Hallmark, 1024 S. Elmhurst Rd. and Dave’s Specialty Foods, 105 W. Prospect Ave., and through Nov. 30 at the Dietrich Friedrichs House museum, 101 S. Maple St.

Albert and Emma Greinke Farmhouse (1915) – 13 S. Maple St.

Last-minute decision-makers may also purchase tickets on the day of the walk, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the museum campus, 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.

This year’s walk is sponsored by Novak and Parker appliances, Busse Automotive and Car Wash, Geiger Insurance Group, Inc. (Allstate) and Mrs. P & Me.


Will call tixs @ schoolhouse

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