Doors open for Candlelight Home Tours

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115 W. Shawnee Street. Photo submitted

TECUMSEH — A long time holiday tradition continues this weekend with the annual Promenade Tecumseh Candlelight Home Tour on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7. Candlelight Home tours provide the opportunity to see the unique architecture inside of historical homes and view the festive holiday décor.

This year, three Tecumseh homes and the Tecumseh Historical museum will open for touring. The homes are just blocks apart, making it an easy walk between the three if the weather is nice. The Tecumseh Historical Museum, 302 E. Chicago Blvd. will be open and part of the tour, where visitors can stop by and get a glimpse of Tecumseh’s past and what’s new at the Museum.

Candlelight Tour includes three circa late 1800’s historical homes located within walking distance of downtown. The home owned by Mario and Holly Dipippo, at 115 W. Shawnee St., has been undergoing months of restoration and remodeling of the brick two-story home. The house is located just west of Evans Street near Hotrum Park.

A historical home located at 310 W. Chicago Blvd., owned by Ed and Jill Huber, is also featured on tour. A very large two story federal style, the home is just east of Union St., next door to the Church of Christ. It is the first time that both the Huber and Dipippo’s homes are open for a tour in the 35-plus year history of the Promenade Home Tours.

The Queen Anne style home of Sean and Lu Autrey at 310 W. Logan St. has been added as the third historical home on the tour. Autrey’s home is a late addition and is not listed on the tour ticket. Autrey’s home has previously been on the summer Promenade tour, but tour participants will delight in seeing the homes extensive holiday décor.

Entertainment and music at the Tecumseh homes will be provided by Bill & Cathy Stone, Becca and Brianne Nowak; TCA Big Band; Renee Collins & Company Quartet, and Bill Zietlow. and performers. Light refreshments and door prizes drawings will be available.

Tour hours on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, are from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce, Schmidt & Sons Pharmacy, British Pantry and the Daily Grind in downtown Tecumseh.

During tour hours, tickets may also be purchased at the Tecumseh Historical Museum and at the homes on W. Chicago and W. Shawnee Streets. Tickets will not be available at the W. Logan location. Candlelight Tours will continue during the parade on Friday evening.




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