A time-honored tradition returns after 2 years of pandemic break! The Champaign County Preservation Alliance (CCPA) is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Historic Home & Garden Tour will be held this summer over the weekend of June 25-26.
This year’s tour, which focuses on the town of Urbana and its surroundings, will again showcase homes, gardens and local businesses. The CCPA works diligently with homeowners and local businesses to ensure visitors from around the world are welcomed back to Urbana with open arms.
This year’s tour is sure to impress you. Five houses are marked as “locked” houses; They have been renovated and preserved as fully usable spaces, while two other houses will serve as examples of restoration projects. There is a residential garden on the tour as well as the city’s community garden. This year’s main store is the Urbana youth center, located in the former city library.
“What a feeling! We are truly blessed to be able to bring this tour back to life after two years of a pandemic and look forward to bringing visitors back to Urbana to see how heritage preservation can impact a community,” said Sandy Gonzalez, Chair of the Historic Home & Garden Tour and Trustee of the CCPA.
The tour times are from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 25th June and Sunday 26th June. A shuttle service will be available for tour visitors as not all houses are close to each other. Pre-sale tickets are available online beginning May 15 for $12 each, and tickets sold on the days of the event are $15 each.
The CCPA is fortunate to have the support of many people and businesses in Champaign County and looks forward to showing visitors that it is possible to live, work and play in preserved historic spaces.
Funds raised during the tour will be used for the Matching Façade Grant Program. The CCPA provides matching grants for the repair and/or restoration of pre-1940 homes and commercial grants throughout Champaign County. For more information about the program or to apply for a Matching Façade Grant, visit: https://www.ccpapreserveohio.org/facade-grants.html.
If you would like to become a member of the CCPA, learn more about other CCPA events, or make an in-kind donation, please visit this website to learn more: https://www.ccpapreserveohio.org/.
The Champaign County Preservation Alliance (CCPA) is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Historic Home & Garden Tour will be held this summer over the weekend of June 25-26.
Submitted by CCPA