September 17, 2015
Recap of Historic Homes & Vintage Trailer Tours
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Drinking fountain installed in mid-century home 
The 31st annual Historic Homes Tour was held this past Saturday, September 12. This late-summer event opened seven private residences and two historic city-owned properties
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Visitors view vintage trailers parked at a home on the Historic Homes Tour
to tour goers and was attended by more than 600 people. During the homes tour, guests also had the opportunity to attend the Vintage Vagabonds Trailer Tour and see inside six restored travel trailers displayed at three houses on the homes tour. Some 200 guests availed themselves of this tour add-on.

"The drinking fountain was my favorite thing on the home tour this year!" said numerous guests. The much-admired turquoise ceramic drinking fountain is embedded in the hallway wall of one of the mid-century homes on this year's tour. Again and again, our wonderful volunteer docents heard guests exclaim in delight over this "appliance" -- one of many authentic touches in this exquisite example of a well-appointed Mid-Century Modern home.

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Interior of vintage Airstream trailer
Trailer tour goers saw six lovingly restored vintage Airstream, Aljoa, Aristocrat, and Red Dale trailers that dated from the 1940s to the 1970s and ranged in size from 10 to 24 feet. Shown here is the inside of one of the Airstreams. The owners use it as a tailgate-party trailer.

See more pictures of the 2015 Historic Homes and Vintage Vagabonds Trailer Tours on our website. The private residences on this year's tour dated from 1899 to 1960. As always, the tour also included the 1879 Avery House and the 1883 Water Works. Read detailed information about each building on our 2015 Historic Homes Tour web page.

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Posed in front of the Mountain Ave. trolley are some of the many volunteers who make the Historic Homes Tour such a memorable experience for all. Tour attendees rode the Municipal Railway Trolley free on tour day. PLF thanks the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society for this courtesy.
Poudre Landmarks Foundation extends a gigantic thank you to everyone who supported this year's tour: attendees, volunteers, home and trailer owners, sponsors, City of Fort Collins, and the HHT Planning Committee. Your support of these events helps fund PLF's mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. We hope to see you at next year's Historic Homes Tour on September 10, 2016.
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Tour goers enjoyed perfect September weather on tour day.
Architectural Darwinism lecture
On September 10 and again on September 16, PLF presented the "Architectural Darwinism" lecture, a fascinating exploration of how houses evolve over time and what their evolution reveals about their past. Presenters discussed architectural aspects of each home on the Historic Homes Tour and explained the technological advancements of each era represented by tour homes, including heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing. Fun facts were shared to help connect the history of each home with events taking place locally and nationally. PLF extends a warm thank you to all the lecture organizers and presenters.
Final Water Works open house of the year is October 10
"Every time I tour the Water Works, I learn something new." This statement is a common refrain among folks who've toured the Water Works more than once; it's a place that beckons you back time and
1883 Fort Collins Water Works
The 1883 Fort Collins Water Works
again. On the sixth and final open house of 2015, as fall colors begin to grace the Water Works acreage, come tour the buildings and chat with our knowledgeable guides. Each of our tour guides has been part of the Water Works restoration and preservation team for many years and is passionate about sharing the history and inner workings of Fort Collins' first public works facility.

What, When & Where
Water Works Open House
October 10, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2005 N. Overland Trail, Fort Collins

Free admission; donations appreciated
No reservations required
Poudre Landmarks Foundation Board of Directors
Thom Tisthammer, President | Jennifer Kutzik, Secretary | Tom Boardman | Cheryl Donaldson | Doug Ernest | Norm Evans | Lynda Lloyd | Kimberly Miller | Pat Nelson | Jacques Rieux | Robin Stitzel | Pam Thomas | Alexandra Wallace | William Whitley

Jennifer Beccard, Exec. Director | Linda Harty, Admin. Assistant
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