Tour Lake Geneva's historic homes

(Published Sept. 21, 2006, 10:38 a.m.)

Lake Geneva's Maple Park Homeowners Association will open its doors to the public for their third annual Historic Homes Tour on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 from 12-5 pm.

The event coincides with Lake Geneva's downtown Oktoberfest celebration, which features merchant sales, food, children's activities, and live entertainment.

Maple Park was approved as a historic district by the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review and is listed on the State Register of Historic Places. On June 17, 2005, the Maple Park Historic District was entered into the National Register of Historic Places by the State Historic Preservation Office.

The homes and churches of this charming neighborhood embody a variety of 19th century architectural styles, such as Greek Revival, Gothic Revival Italianate, Queen Anne, Eastlake, as well as Prairie, Stick, and Bungalow styles. The six structures featured on this year's tour include a Greek Revival home on Main Street, a Queen Anne style on Dodge Street, and a Four Square Italianate on Geneva Street.

The Homeowners Association hopes to raise money with the tour to continue their revitalization efforts of this architectural gem of a neighborhood.

Tickets for the Historic Homes Tour are $15 each, or two for $25 if purchased in advance.

Tickets are available in downtown Lake Geneva at McCullough's and the Chamber of Commerce; or at Delaney Street Mercantile at 905 West Main Street.

For more information, call (773) 665-7594, or visit online.

View a map of the tour





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