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2022 Old House Society Annual Tour of Homes: Gallivant Down Grove Street

2022 Old House Society Annual Tour of Homes: Gallivant Down Grove Street

Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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Gallivant Down Grove Street
1219 East Grove Street
Bloomington, Illinois, United States 61701

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The Old House Society announces their Annual Tour of Homes. This year’s tour, “Gallivant Down Grove Street” is Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features homes in and around Bloomington’s historic East Grove Street area.

Grove Street, the location of some of the earliest homes in Bloomington, will take you back to the 1850s, when travel was by carriage and horseback and Abraham Lincoln visited our city on the court circuit.

Leaders of Bloomington built homes from the native lumber at the edge of Blooming Grove and established the industries that would nurture the local economy and make Bloomington the commercial center of McLean County.

Further down Grove Street, in Founders’ Grove, a new residential section grew as the street cars made travel more convenient. A new fashionable neighborhood was built by local architects and professional builders.

Take a step back into history and take a peek through the Windows on Grove Street.

Tour Tickets go on sale on May 7th at the following locations:
• AB Hatchery
• Casey’s Garden Shop
• The Garlic Press
• Schnuck’s
• Old House Society Architectural Salvage Warehouse
• Online at MemberPlanet.com

*** Ticket sales go fast -- get yours early***

Regular Tour Tickets are $20 for general public; $15 for OHS members (Member tickets are available online or at the OHS Architectural Salvage Warehouse).  A limited number of tickets will be sold.
*Convenience fee applies to online sales

Proceeds from the Tour of Homes are used to fund awards, grants and provide resources within the local community to ease the experience of owning and preserving older homes and buildings. Tour proceeds also support our Architectural Salvage Warehouse located at 214 E. Douglas Street in Bloomington, IL

Several beautiful homes around Bloomington's East Grove Street will be featured!

The tour is a self-guided tour. You will begin by checking in at the welcome tent at Centennial Christian Church (1219 E Grove St, Bloomington) where you will pick up a brochure and map.

Please remember to bring your tickets and we will have a list of individuals who purchased tickets online at the tent during check-in.

Avanti's gondolas, chips, and a bottle of water will be available for $5 and we will also have Donny Bs Popcorn!

We hope to see you there!

*Current OHS members will see the discounted ticket price ($15) when you click on the ticket link when purchasing tickets online.

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location

Gallivant Down Grove Street
1219 East Grove Street
Bloomington, Illinois, United States 61701

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Event hosted by

Old House Society
214 Douglas St
Bloomington, IL, 61702
Quentin Rabideau
ohs.mcleancounty@gmail.com

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