Historic Homes Tour a Success
28th Annual Tour Celebrates 100th Birthday of City Park
Poudre Landmarks Foundation's 28th Annual Historic Homes Tour events were held on September 7th and 8th as part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of City Park. Over 1000 guests toured 9 historic homes overlooking City Park, toured vintage Airstream trailers, and enjoyed a birthday party like no other.
Mother Nature provided a perfect weekend for the 3 events. Evening at the Park, held on Friday the 7th, offered guests an elegant picnic atmosphere that included live music, catered food and drink, tours of 3 beautiful historic private homes, a 1912 clothing exhibit, a live and silent auction, and fun for all.
On Saturday, the Historic Homes Tour featured tours of 6 distinctive private historic homes facing City Park. Several decades of twenthieth century architectural styles were highlighted including Craftsmen, Italian Renaissance, Prairie, Mission, and vernacular. Of special interest was the Mission Style home at 1418 W. Oak Street that was built in 1924 for
Sara Avery and her daughter, Ethel.
If you passed by City Park that day you would have seen the eight vintage Airstream trailers available for tours. An American icon since the 1930's, these "homes on wheels" are a memento of the open road. The trailers' streamlined shape and use of aluminum have inspired generations of travelers. The Airstream tour was added to the Homes Tour to pay homage to the campground that was once part of City Park.
The City Park neighborhood grew up and around the Park and remains a vibrant part of our community. Many thanks to the wonderful home owners who allowed access to their homes and to the numerous businesses and individuals who generously provided sponsorships for our events. We look forward to next year's tour that will be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2013.