IOWA CITY – Friends of Historic Preservation will showcase historic homes and historically recreated gardens and offer wine-tasting at a former family vineyard during a tour next Sunday, May 29.
The event provides a glimpse into some of the city’s grandest homes, as well as gorgeous gardens.
Learn more about the 2016 tour from Friends of Historic Preservation:
Friends of Historic Preservation, in partnership with the Lucas Farms Neighborhood Association and the Johnson County Historical Society will hold the 9th Annual Parade of Historic Homes in the Kirkwood and Summit Neighborhood on Sunday, May 29th.
This year’s Parade of Historic Homes will take place in and around two of Iowa City’s grandest streets. The tour will feature classic Italianate, Queen Anne, Victorian, and Craftsman homes, historically recreated gardens, a wine tasting sponsored by John’s Grocery, and more. This year’s tour will again coincide the opening of Plum Grove, the home of territorial governor Robert Lucas, and with the Lucas Farms History Days.
Homes on the Parade
513 S. Summit Street
740 Kirkwood Avenue
820 Kirkwood Avenue
829 Kirkwood Avenue
830 Walnut Street
Plum Grove (1030 Carroll Street)
A historically recreated garden at 1107 Marcy Street and a wine tasting sponsored by John’s Grocery at 811 Florence Street on the site of a former family vineyard will also be included in the Parade.
The day’s activities will again coincide with Lucas Farms History Days, where events include a free walking tour of the neighborhood, bounce houses and pony rides in the parking lot of Assembly of God Church and a vintage car show at Mark Twain School. A shuttle will be provided by the City of Iowa City to provide transportation around the neighborhood. Plum Grove events include a Civil War band and an Abe Lincoln impersonator.
The Parade of Historic Homes will be held on Sunday, May 29 from 1:00 – 5:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 for members of Friends of Historic Preservation and $15.00 for non-members. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the Salvage Barn (2401 Scott Blvd SE), online at www.ic-fhp.org, or at any of the homes on the day of the Parade. Tour proceeds will support the work of Friends of Historic Preservation.
Please visit www.ic-fhp.org for more information.