This Saturday marks the annual Historic Home Tour here in Park City. As a Realtor I have unfettered access to pretty much any house on the market. But the historic home tour is fantastic in that I get access to historic homes that are not for sale. Every year the Park City Museum arranges a selection of homes in a few block section of the Old Town historic district.
This year is the lower Woodside Ave and lower Park Ave tour. You purchase a ticket (early on the website or at the event), they give you a sticker to identify yourself with and a pamphlet of all the houses on the tour with their histories and old photos. The pamphlet by itself is worth the $20 (or $15 if you’re a museum member). Then you simply walk from house to house, spend as much time as you like ogling the doorknobs, perusing the historic documents and artifacts owners typically have displayed. A panel of people passionate about preservation.
(Alliteration for the win.)
This is the event where I first fell in love with 323 Park Ave, the converted Swedish Lutheran Church, which later came on the market and I sold to somebody just as passionate about the house as I am and who has already taken steps to bring the front facade closer to its original turn of the century design.
The tour itself is from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 25, 2016. You can purchase tickets online, at the museum, or during the tour itself; there will be a check-in table at the tour where you can pick up the pamphlets, etc. Yours truly is sponsoring a house so be ready for me to flood your social media with selfies in front of the banner. It’ll be hot, so please wear sunscreen and a hat, bring lots of water. I’m also selling tickets in the afternoon, and I’d love to see you
bring a beer to the ticket table!