Historic Homes Tour ~ Saturday, September 10!
Poudre Landmarks Foundation's 32nd annual Historic Homes Tour is on Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event opens six private residences and two historic city-owned properties to tour guests. Aside from the 1883 Water Works, each building on this year's tour is within walking distance of the Avery House on 328 W. Mountain Ave. Enjoy this sneak peek at one of of this year's houses and then get your tickets to reserve your spot on the tour!

This single-story Folk Victorian home was built by C.M. Miller in 1908. At least seven different families lived here between 1908 and 1940, when Charles and Tillie Douglas bought the property. Charles Douglas owned Pioneer Alabaster and ran the business from his home until his death. His widow remained in the house until the 1970s. The current owners bought the house in 1980. The home has simple ornamentation. The original front door had a full glass inset with a charming frosted image of a young girl in a garden with her dog. The current owners have that glass framed and hanging in the garage. The interior has the original wood floors and egg-and-dart carved molding around the doors and windows, found in many houses of this era in Fort Collins.

Tickets for the 2016 Historic Homes tour are $25 in advance and $30 on tour day. Purchase tickets online now:

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Or purchase tickets in person at several local stores. Click here for more details about local outlets selling Historic Homes Tour tickets.

Pre-Tour Architecture Lecture: Thursday, September 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
To dive deeper into historical architecture, attend our tour lecture on the evening of September 8 at The Source, 121 E. Mountain Ave. The lecture, "Architectural Darwinism," explores how houses evolve over time. Seating for this discussion is limited to 30, so get your tickets before they sell out! Tickets are $10, advance purchase only, available online:

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Food Truck at Avery House During Historic Homes Tour 
Feedback from past Historic Homes Tour guests indicates a desire for refreshments to help visitors keep up their energy during the tour. This year, the Trattoria Oreganata food truck will be stationed at the Avery House on 328 W. Mountain Ave. during the tour. The truck specializes in authentic Italian food, with some new creative twists using local, fresh ingredients. Stop by to purchase lunch or a snack during the tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Support this new local business while enjoying local history and historical sites.

Remember to get your tickets for the tour! Buy tour tickets online, or buy in person at any of these local outlets: Clay's Ace Hardware | The Cupboard | Downtown Ace Hardware | Fort Collins Nursery | Josephs' Hardware & Home Center | Perennial Gardener | Avery House (open 1-4pm, Sat/Sun)

Forgotten Fort Collins
Poudre Landmarks Foundation is proud to be media partners with Forgotten Fort Collins. Visit ForgottenFortCollins.com to explore the history of Fort Collins and surrounding areas.

Historic Homes Tour attendees ride the Municipal Railway Trolley free on tour day, September 10, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PLF extends our thanks to the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society for this courtesy.
Poudre Landmarks Foundation Board of Directors
Thom Tisthammer, President | Jennifer Kutzik, Secretary | Tom Boardman, Vice President | Cheryl Donaldson | Lynda Lloyd | Kimberly Miller | Pat Nelson | Jacques Rieux | Dick Spiess | Robin Stitzel | Pam Thomas | Alexandra Wallace | William Whitley

Jennifer Beccard, Executive Director | Linda Harty, Communications Specialist
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