2012 Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes
The 2012 Candlelight Tour of Homes on Thursday, November 1st, was a big success! Thank you to all who participated! The event planners, the homeowner and the volunteers were all amazing!
The National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference was in Spokane this fall and offered a spectacular Candlelight Tour of 10 historic homes located on Sumner Avenue and Cliff Drive. The houses were built between 1908 and the early 1960s, and represent a variety of styles from Tudor and Colonial Revivals to French Eclectic, Craftsman, and Mid-Century Modern. Some of the homes have never been open to the public.
Ticket price was $45 per person; all local (non-conference) ticket sales benefiting Spokane Preservation Advocates, a non-profit organization.
319 W Sumner-AtwaterFerris House 516 W Sumner-Murgittroyd House 724 W Cliff-Newton House
727 W Cliff - Williams House 708 W Cliff - Dill House 723 W Cliff - Brooks House
603 W Sumner-Crommelin House 612 W Sumner-Humbird House 506 W Sumner-Leuthold House
503 W Sumner - Nuzum House
2012 Autumn Home Tour Information
In 2011 the Holiday Home Tour planning committee
recommended to the SPA Board that the tour be changed from December to
October. Many times in December we have
had snow storms that brought much of the white stuff into the tour's homes. We thought moving it to the fall would ensure
better weather. Also, many gardens still
look nice and the fall colors are beginning to show.
In October of 2011 the 1st Annual Autumn Home Tour was
held in the Logan Neighborhood and on the Gonzaga Campus. We had beautiful fall weather for a walking
tour. In October of 2012 the National
Trust for Historic Preservation will be holding their annual conference here in
Spokane. Many SPA members are busy
planning tours and field sessions for that conference. As a part of the conference on Thursday,
November 1st, there will be a Candlelight Tour of Homes. This tour is a part of the conference but it
will be open to the public. It will be
held on Sumner Avenue and Wall Street.
There will be approximately 10 homes open for this fantastic tour, so
SAVE THE DATE!
This fall the November 1st Candlelight Tour will
replace the SPA Autumn Home Tour. Look
for the SPA Autumn Home Tour to return in October of 2013.
Autumn 2011 Historic Home Tour
The 2011 Autumn Historic Homes Tour was held in the Logan-Gonzaga Neighborhood. Four historic homes were viewed; also open for the tour were the Bing Crosby House, the Huetter Mansion and St. Aloysius Church on Gonzaga's campus. A large group of SPA members and other interested people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the tour!
2009 Holiday Tour
2009's Holiday Home Tour was a Huge Success.
It was SPA's 10th tour and took place
in beautiful Browne's Addition.
|2009's tour was in Browne's Addition and included the Patsy Clark Mansion, the Phelps House, and the Fotheringham House.|
The Patsy Clark Mansion 2208 W. Second Ave.
The Phelps House 2118 W. Second Ave.
Gazebo in Coeur d'Alene Park
The Fotheringham House 2128 W. Second Ave.
9th Annual Holiday Home Tour
Lower South Hill at 12th and Adams
SPA's 9th Annual Holiday Heritage Home Tour on Saturday, December 6th, was a great success! Over 500 tickets were sold, resulting in more than $8,000 to SPA! The funds will be given to SPA's Heritage Grant
program, which promotes historic preservation in Spokane and Spokane County. Including the homeowners, their families, and people who received free tour tickets because they volunteered their time as tour guides, the four historic homes on the tour were visited by more than 650 people, making this tour the most well-attended of all. A huge "thank you" to fabulous weather, wonderful homeowners, and to all who helped make the 9th Annual Holiday Heritage Home Tour SPA's most successful tour event yet!
SPA member entering one of the houses.
Decorated and ready for holiday festivities.
Carolers provide entertainment
and Christmas cheer.
Helpers provide refreshments for
those on the Tour.
This year's weather was vastly different from last year's, when it snowed all day.
The history and/or transformation of a historic house is of great interest.