Thank you for Attending the 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour


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The 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour took place on September 15th, 2018. This  late-summer  event  opened  six  private  residences  and  two  historic  city-owned  properties  to  tour  guests.  Each  private  house  was  exquisitely  maintained  by  their  owners  to  match  the  era  and  architecture  of  the  home,  with  upgrades  to  match  today’s  lifestyle.  

This  year’s  tour  showcased  Old  Town  Fort  Collins  historic  homes  built  between  1879  and  1960.  Many  styles  were  represented:  Victorian,  Craftsman,  Cottage,  National,  and  Mid-Century  Modern.  The  city-owned  1879  Avery  House  and  1883  Water  Works  were  also  part  of  the  tour.  Guests  visited  the  homes  and  traveled  between  tour  properties  at  their  own  pace  and  order.  Knowledgeable  docents  guided  attendees  through  each  location,  pointing  out  architectural  features,  historical  highlights,  and  details  about  how  each  home  has  been  preserved  and  upgraded  over  the  years. 

Northern Colorado Plein Air Painters x Poudre Landmarks Foundation


Artists Paint 'En Plein Air' on the 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour

This year we were pleased to include the Northern Colorado Plein Air Painters in the tour. For the first time, area artists painted "En Plein Air" at each historic home. Artists rendered open-air original artwork of the tour, the homes, and the environment for the duration of the event. These original works and previously created studio and Plein Air paintings were available for purchase at a special pop-up gallery at the Avery Carriage House.

Local artists featured in this collaborative event include Kevin Aldrich, Marilynn Brandenburger, Jenifer Cline, Andrea Gabel, Nelia Harper, Victoria Lisi, and Dewain Stoll. A 2019 calendar of collected works was available for sale at each tour stop, and features additional work by local artists Carl Judson and Pam Furumo. Sales of the calendar benefitted the Non-Profit Poudre Landmarks Foundation.

Photo Highlights of the 2018 Historic Homes Tour

34th Annual Historic Homes Tour Features

Poudre Landmarks Foundation thanks the generous sponsors whose support helps make the Historic Homes Tour possible. Please give your support to these sponsors' businesses, which contribute so much to Fort Collins' uniqueness.