Historic Ithaca’s Third Annual
That Old House Tour
Showcasing the historic Henry St. John neighborhood
Saturday, May 12, 1-4pm

You’re invited to take a peek inside some of downtown Ithaca’s oldest homes on Historic Ithaca’s “That Old House” Walking Tour on Saturday, May 12.

The self-guided tour will take participants through the Henry St. John neighborhood, named for the former elementary school now operated as apartments. The area contains about 75 properties, 18-20 of which are described in the tour brochure and with 7 interiors available for viewing.  Several homeowners will be on hand to describe their renovation projects.  Highlights include the stone 1837 Wilkinson house, the Eastlake-style former home that how houses Foster Custom Kitchens, and an apartment in the former school’s kindergarten classroom featuring a fireplace mantel carved with fairytale scenes.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online, by calling (607) 273-6633, or in person at Historic Ithaca’s Significant Elements store at 212 Center Street in Ithaca (Tues-Fri 9-5, Saturday 9-4). 

General admission is $22 with a $2 discount for Friends of Historic Ithaca. Ticket proceeds benefit the programs and services of Historic Ithaca, including its job training program, workshop series, and library.

Neighborhood sponsors helping to make the tour possible are:

Co-Sponsors: Foster Custom Kitchens and the Friends of the Henry St. John History Project
Program Sponsors: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Margaret Hobbie – Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker – Audrey Edelman Realty USA, and Sparks Electric Co.
Tour Sponsors: Pritchard Automotive and Baker Travel, Inc.

 

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