22nd Annual Housewalk Tickets Now On Sale!

Foster-houseTickets are now on sale for the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s 22nd annual Holiday Housewalk which will highlight the historic first blocks of North Pine and North Wille Streets. The walk will be held from 3:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4.

The interiors of seven private homes will be featured on the tour this year.

The homes featured this year, both inside and outside, are: 4 N. Pine St., owned by Joe and Jean Reibel; 6 N. Pine St., owned by John and Stacy Goodman; 10 N. Pine St., owned by John and Loretta Rich; 12 N. Pine St., owned by Roland and Bonny Scott; 21 N. Pine St., owned by Lori Foster; 6 N. Wille St., owned by Doug and Chris Trezise and 21 N. Wille St., owned by Dan and Aileen Kastenmeier.

Goodman-HouseAll 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.

Tour-goers will pick up their programs at St. John Episcopal Church, 200 N. Main St. There will also be refreshments, exhibits and raffles going on there and St. John’s will be holding their annual Cookie Walk.
The Historical Society’s “Sew-Bee-It” quilters will also be selling craft items including pot holders created in Christmas colors, traditional patterns and other designs, wall hangings and pillows made of tapestry fabric featuring a schoolhouse or alphabet theme, and tissue box covers.
As usual, this walking tour will be accented by beautifully-lit luminaria.

Kastenmeier-HouseCommentary in the homes will be provided by volunteers from local organizations, schools and the community. Local florists and homeowners will provide the decorations. Florists featured this year are Busse Flowers and Gifts, Mount Prospect; A Perfect Petal, Mount Prospect.; The Flower Studio, Rolling Meadows; Prospect Heights Flowers, Prospect Heights; Gigi’s Blossoms and Baskets, Des Plaines; Sylvia’s Flowers and Home, Arlington Heights and Native Floral (within Costco at Randhurst), Mount Prospect.

Reibel-houseTickets will be sold for $20 each through Dec. 3 at Midwest Bank, 50 N. Main St.; MB Financial Bank, 15 E. Prospect Ave.; Busse Flowers and Gifts, 100 E. Northwest Highway; Elements Diet and Fitness, 106 S. Emerson St.; River Trails’ Weiss Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave.; Lions Park, 411 S. Maple St.; RecPlex, 420 W. Dempster St., Brie’s Gift Gallery, 710 E. Northwest Hwy., Real Deals, 117 S. Emerson, and the Dietrich Friedrichs House museum, 101 S. Maple St.

Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the walk, beginning at 3 p.m. at St. John Episcopal Church, 200 N. Main St. But the cost will be $22 per person at that time.

Rich-House“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 more than 100-year-old 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.

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