Heights home and garden tour set for Sept. 16
The 41st annual Heights Heritage Home & Garden Tour, sponsored by Heights Community Congress (HCC), is set for Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon to 6 p.m. It will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Fair Housing Act of 1968. This milestone is reflected in this year’s theme “Our Fair City,” with a variety of homes and gardens on display throughout Cleveland Heights.
One featured property will be Harcourt Manor (the home you catch a glimpse of while driving up Cedar Hill), which has undergone extensive and elegant renovations to honor the early 1900s' era of this historic structure. The tour will feature other architecturally lovely and unique Cleveland Heights homes of all sizes, as well as gardens—from a “Food not Lawns” concept garden to the formal Alcazar courtyard. The Alcazar will also be this year’s Sunday tour refreshment stop, from 2 to 4 p.m.
A special preview party will be held the night before the tour, on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Harcourt Manor. Patrons will be permitted to view the entirety of the property at this gala event, while listening to live music throughout the grounds, enjoying unique food tastings, and sipping on cocktails at the historic bar, in a Gatsby-like atmosphere. For tickets to this unique evening, visit heightscongress.org or call the HCC office at 216-321-6775.
Sunday tour tickets are on sale beginning Aug. 1. Tickets are $20 before Labor Day and $25 after that, until and including tour day. Tickets can be purchased online at heightscongress.org, or in person at Zagara’s Marketplace on Lee Road, Heinen’s on Green Road, Appletree Books on Cedar Road, Stone Oven on Lee Road, Dunn Hardware in Lyndhurst and Bremec’s on the Heights on Cedar Road.
For information on group discounts, and additional tour details, visit heightscongress.org, check HCC out on Facebook or Twitter, or call the HCC office.
Pam Wetherill is a volunteer with Heights Community Congress, and a resident of University Heights.