Piqua home tour includes six sites


PIQUA — Self-guided tourists can set their own pace while enjoying a tour of six homes in the Piqua-Caldwell Historic District, Dec. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tour hosts will share the history of their homes, holiday treats (a vintage-inspired sip or nip) and a tour of the main floors. Tourists will also be delighted with music along the streets as they move from home to home. All six sites are within easy walking distance and will be designated with luminaries at the front entrance.

The tour is being organized to highlight homes within the district that have particular significance in Piqua’s history. The district was registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, and this year’s tour includes properties on North Downing, Wayne and West Green streets. Proceeds from this tour will be used to manufacture and place historic marker signs throughout the district.

2018 Holiday Tour homes

• Hughes-Wilkinson House (1880), owned by Barb and Tom Hudson, 608 N. Downing St.

• Dorsey-Jones House (1842), owned by Barb Hartzell, 618 Wayne St.

• Charles E. Yager House (1877), owned by Barbara & John A Schwarz, 321 W. Greene St.

• Herrmann House (1902), owned by Jennifer & Paul Herrmann, 600 N. Downing St.

• Francis Jarvis House (1851), owned by Susie & Wayne Pope, 220 W. Greene St.

• Godwin Volney Dorsey (1850), owned by Laura Jackson, 603 N. Wayne St.

Tickets for the tour are $25 per person, available at Mainstreet Piqua, Readmore’s Hallmark and the Allisten Manor’s Flower Box. There will be a flyer available at the ticket outlets with a brief description of each property.

For information, email design52@woh.rr.com.