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McPherson Town Holiday Home Tour
November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm$20 – $25
Ring in the holidays with a tour of historic Dayton homes during the 2023 McPherson Town Holiday Home Tour.
Last held in 2018, the popular event returns this year the weekend after Thanksgiving. The tour will be Friday, Nov. 24 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 25 from 3-7 p.m.
“This is a wonderful activity to share with family and friends visiting for Thanksgiving,” said Jenny Cruz, tour co-chair.
Nine historic homes featured on the guided walking tour include a newly-renovated condominium in the converted Hawthorne School building built in 1886. Tours are scheduled every 12 minutes and will accommodate 15-20 people. Guests will also make a stop in a dessert house for refreshments.
McPherson Town, known as ‘Dayton’s most neighborly neighborhood,’ was one of the Gem City’s first suburbs platted by Samuel McPherson in 1845. It was declared a historic district in 1977 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
The neighborhood is known for its streetscapes of high style and Folk Victorian and Queen Anne architecture, popular during the late 19th century.
“The McPherson Town Historic District has become one of Dayton’s most sought-after neighborhoods,” said Cruz. “The residents are excited to show off their beautiful homes, each one with its own story to tell.”
Tickets for the timed tours are $20 in advance and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/2023-mcpherson-town-holiday-home-tour-2730169.Some of the homes require navigating stairs.
Tickets are $25 if purchased the day of the tour at Ed Smith Flowers and Gifts, 209 W. Riverview Ave., where the tour begins.