Heights Heritage Home Tour planning is underway
With Cleveland’s roller coaster weather—It’s Spring! It’s Winter! It’s Summer! No, it’s Spring!—it might be hard to imagine the crisp days and cool nights of September, but that’s exactly what the Heights Heritage Home Tour team has been doing since early March. The team has been busy planning the always-popular tour, sponsored by the Heights Community Congress (HCC), and is in the midst of lining up another amazing roster of homes and gardens.
The 2015 Heights Heritage Home Tour will take place on Sunday, Sept. 20. A preview party will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Alcazar, a Cleveland Heights landmark. Valet parking will be provided, and Lolly the Trolley will chauffeur partygoers around the town for a candlelight sneak preview of a sampling of homes.
Homes on this year’s tour include an authentically renovated Rockefeller home, elegant homes in the Chestnut Hills and Fairfax neighborhoods, a charming bungalow, and a foreclosed home that has been expertly renovated. The tour will feature a variety of specialized gardens as well, including community and individual gardens with a mission or concept, and likely an interesting history, all in keeping with the theme of the 2015 tour: Step Into Our Stories.
Barry Solomon, longtime HCC board member, is chair of the 2015 tour, and Tom Fello is the honorary chair. Volunteers are needed for planning and also to staff locations on the day of the tour. For information on individual or group volunteering and participation, call HCC at 216-321-6775. Each member will be thanked with a complimentary tour ticket.
For tour and ticket information, visit www.heightscongress.org.
Pam Wetherill is a volunteer with the Heights Community Congress. She serves on the Fair Housing Committee and is a resident of University Heights.