Sunday, December 6, 2009

Terrell Christmas Tour of Homes

The Neel Home (c. 1893)
The Arthur Home (c. 1900)
The Voight Home (c. 2002)
The Simpson Home (cool 'Coca-Cola' Kitchen =))
The Wharton Home (c. 1959)

The Social Science Club of Terrell held its 13th annual 'Christmas Tour of Homes' on Saturday. The annual tradition started in 1997, the same year I moved to Terrell, and this was the first time I've attended... =)

The club formed way back in 1894, and in its current objective works on the "intellectual development of their members through interesting programs, but, foremost has been their projects to raise money for worthwhile community causes."

Being the owner of an old Craftsman home in various stages of remodel, I really enjoyed seeing the older homes on the tour the most. I like getting ideas for things I can do to fix things around my home - and looking through the historic homes gives me a peak into the yesteryear of Terrell and seeing how 'the other half' lived way back when.

I was also reminded to never judge a book by its cover! One of the homes in particular, the Arthur home, looks deceivingly small from the outside! And the original heart pine floors inside were impressive!

Its less than 3 weeks until Christmas, and only 25 days until the new year 2010! Here's hoping for a good ending to the year!


Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The first one looks like a real "oldie" - when was it built? Did they let you photo inside?
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brian stout said...

The first was built in 1893, and no, they didn't allow any internal photography.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THAT 1st HOUSE! WoW! It's a beauty - I've always loved wrap around porches!

Halcyon said...

I love those home pilgrimages!