The Champaign County Preservation Alliance will host its 25th annual Historic Home & Garden Tour the weekend of June 24-25. Each day the sites will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year’s tour includes residential and non-residential sites in Urbana and in a corridor between Urbana and Westville.
The purpose of the Champaign County Preservation Alliance tour is to demonstrate the feasibility of restoring older structures to fit the needs of today’s families and businesses without destroying the building’s integrity. Proceeds from the tour will support that mission.
Pre-sale tickets are available at local banks and retailers for $12, and on tour weekend, tickets can be purchased for $15 at the Welcome Tent located behind the Urbana Municipal Building at the corner of Locust and Market. Visitors are permitted to tour and purchase a ticket at any site the day of the tour and presale tickets will be exchanged for tour booklets at any location. Free parking and a complimentary shuttle service will be available.
-Doug Eggleston residence, 122 Wood
-Mike and Jane Major residence, 3865 W U.S. Route 36
-Robert Pollock/Cathy Harris residence, 200 S. High St.
-Tim Knotts/Angela Spencer residence, 445 Boyce St.
-Dave and Darcy Bacher residence, 2726 W. U.S. Route 36
-Vince and Sandy Gonzalez residence, 132 Lafayette
-Amanda McDaniel residence, 411 Lincoln Place
-Charles and Heide Bair residence, 2916 W. U.S. Route 36
-Johnny Appleseed Museum at Urbana University, 579 College Way
-Champaign County Historical Society Museum, 809 East Lawn Ave.
-Renewed Strength Church, 4194 W. U.S. Route 36
-The Depot Coffee House, 644 Miami St.
-NX 23 Caboose – Marion W. Parks Railroad Educational Center, 644 Miami St.
-Nancy Sleeper garden, 587 E. Court St.
The Urbana Daily Citizen will publish detailed site previews later this month prior to the tour.