HCC annual tour celebrates 'All That Jazz'

The year is 1920. World War I has ended, and the Roaring ’20s are ushering in a new Jazz Age. The Cleveland Heights Library has already been around for four years and, in the following year, Cleveland Heights will achieve the status of “city.” Come along with the Heights Community Congress (HCC), and be transported back to this gilded age on HCC’s 39th Annual Heritage Home and Garden Tour:  Heights, Homes . . . and All That Jazz! 

This year’s preview party and tour pay homage to the spectacular homes and glittering fashions of the Jazz Age. The weekend kicks off with a Jazz Age-themed preview party the evening of Saturday, Sept. 17. Gathering at the home of the Ensemble Theatre (in the former Coventry School building on Washington Boulevard), patrons will board Lolly the Trolley for an early peek at select homes from the tour. Upon their return to Ensemble, they’ll find an array of food, wine and cocktails provided by The Fairmount, as well as jazzy music and—perhaps—a visit from Jay Gatsby himself. This year’s tour honoree, the Heights Observer, will be recognized for all it does to support the Heights community. 

The home and garden tour will take place on Sunday, Sept. 18, and will feature an array of homes from Fairmount Boulevard to Noble Road.

This year’s tour also honors HCC’s partner, the CH-UH Public Library System, as it celebrates its centennial. Special events and stops along the way will highlight the 100-year history of this invaluable Heights resource.

Tickets for both the preview party and the 39th Annual Heritage Home and Garden Tour go on sale at the end of August. For more information, visit www.heightscongress.org, or contact HCC at info@heightscongress.org or 216-321-6775.

Pam Wetherill

Pam Wetherill is an HCC volunteer. She serves on the Fair Housing Committee, and is a resident of University Heights.

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