34th Annual Historic Homes Tour
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

34th Annual Historic Homes Tour

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Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s annual Historic Homes Tour is on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This late-summer event opens six private residences and two historic city-owned properties to tour guests. This year’s tour showcases Old Town Fort Collins historic homes built between 1879 and 1960. Each private house has been maintained by their owners to match the era and architecture of the home. The city-owned 1879 Avery House and 1883 Water Works are also part of the tour. The Avery House and 3 of the private tour homes are accessible from the Mountain Avenue trolley. Guests visit the homes and travel between tour properties at their own pace. Knowledgeable docents guide the tour at each location.

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34th Annual Historic Homes Tour: Pre-Show Architectural Panel Discussion
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

34th Annual Historic Homes Tour: Pre-Show Architectural Panel Discussion

Join us for an event series surrounding the 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour.

The subject of this presentation and discussion is 'Architectural Darwinsm: How Houses Evolve Over Time'.

This event is separately ticketed and will be held before the tour on September 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Edwards House Manor, 107 N. Meldrum St. in Fort Collins.

Houses change over time, and the older the house, the more likely it is that something has been done to change its character or function. Open porches are enclosed, kitchens are remodeled, enlarged, or moved entirely. Windows and doors are often removed or replaced. What clues should you look for to determine a previous layout or function? How did older homes offer comfort during very hot or very cold weather? Learn all this and more during our third annual architecture presentation and discussion!

Speakers include local historians Barbara Fleming, Robin Stitzel, and others. Each home on the tour will be discussed, as well as a discussion of Fort Collins history, and general architectural styles & terms. Tickets are $10 and available separately for purchase below or at the door.

Purchase tickets to this event and the 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-homes-tour-2018-tickets-48040613769

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Avery House Old-Fashioned Fourth of July
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Avery House Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

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The Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at the Avery House runs 10:00-2:00 on the Avery House lawn--admission and the activities are free!

Listen to the Bluegrass Patriots, let the kids play old-fashioned games such as bean bag toss and lawn bowling, mingle with historical characters, and get creative with Victorian crafts. Food trucks will be onsite selling delicious and festive family fare. Popcorn, lemonade, and small trinkets will be for sale from $0.25-$1.

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