GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - How many times have you driven around the Summit Avenue neighborhood and wondered what's behind those beautiful historic Victorian facades?
Now is your chance. The Ramsey Hill House Tour is taking place tomorrow. Today on KARE 11 News@4, the charming Nancy Nicholson welcomed us for a sneak peak of the tour at her magnificent Summit Hill Mansion Dove Hill.
WHAT: The Ramsey Hill Association (RHA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich architectural history in this Summit Avenue neighborhood, will present its biennial house tour on Thursday, September 19.
The Ramsey Hill Home Tour includes a tour of nine unique historic properties, giving a glimpse into some of the oldest and best-preserved Victorian-era homes.
The Ramsey Hill House Tour is particularly proud to feature nine distinct homes with unique architectural styles, including a home originally built for Louis Hill, the son of James J. Hill; a historic reproduction on an infill lot; and an architect-remodeled rambler designed for one-floor living.
The complete list of properties on this year's tour includes:
260 Summit Avenue - Nancy & Richard Nicholson
478 Holly Avenue - Ed & Susan Barnes
123 Farrington Street - Nicole & Michael Tietel
362 Summit Avenue - Keith Grennier
108 Western Avenue - Marc Weber & Catherine St. Hill
574 Summit Avenue - Terri & Charles Stander
537 Holly Avenue - Lynn & Jerry Rossow
325 Dayton Avenue - Andrew & Whitney Blessing
529 Ashland Avenue - Marcy Wallace & John McNulty
Other entities on tour:
60 N. Kent Street - St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church - featuring docent-led tours
301 Summit Avenue - Germanic-American Institute - providing a free beer to ticket holders
University Club - 420 Summit Avenue - open for viewing; restrooms available; cash bar
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 19; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Will Call is at the Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Ave; the self-guided tour includes nine homes within the Ramsey Hill neighborhood along and near Summit Avenue between Dale Street and the Cathedral of St. Paul. Day of event tickets are also available at the Germanic-American Institute.
TICKETS: Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event; ticket books can be purchased at the following locations: Kowalski's (all locations), Bibelot, Mississippi Market, Hirshfield's Metro Area Decorating Centers, Subtext: A Bookstore, Paper Patisserie, Common Good Books, Solo Vino Wine, and the Frattallone's Ace Hardware Grand Avenue locations. For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit https://ramseyhill.org/housetour2013.html.
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