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September 10, 2020

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Guest Post by Jennifer Mathes – Co-owner of Allstate – The Mathes Agency

Sept. 13 Park Hill Home Tour Moves Outside – And Online

The 42nd Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair is Sunday, September 13.  This year’s approach is a decided departure from that of the past.

First the tour will be a walking tour of roughly 30 houses – both contemporary and historic.  The historic homes will have some local, significant or fun fact – think scandal, murder, dairy, first home built, spy house, etc.  The tours are of exteriors only – people won’t be walking through homes, but gawking from outside.

Park Hill’s great Denver tradition began in 1978 to showcase the rich history and diverse architecture of the neighborhood.  Over the years, the Home Tour has evolved into an important fundraiser for Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. attracting hundreds of people to tour the interiors of some of Park Hill’s most interesting, beautiful, unique and exclusive homes.  Proceeds are used to help fund many programs that are offered by our Registered Neighborhood Organization, including its food programs, educational and sustainability programs.

Not surprisingly, the pandemic and need for public health and safety has changed the routine up this year.  In addition to the walking tour, the daylong street fair will be a virtual event – meaning you’ll be able to go online and check out an online marketplace that showcases local artisans and highlights vendors who would otherwise have had booths set up.

Home Tour tickets are $25, which gets you a map of all featured homes (which you can check out Sept. 13 or at your leisure).  This year, organizers are raising additional funds for GPHC with a custom commemorative coloring book and commemorative calendar featuring past tour homes that were hand-drawn by Park Hill architect Marc Applebaum.  The cost of the coloring book and calendar is $30; donations of $50 or more covers the tour, calendar and coloring book.

For details and to purchase tickets check out the Home Tour and Street Fair website at parkhillhometour.org/2020-event.  In addition, “like” the Home Tour’s Facebook page at facebook.com/parkhillhometour for updates. 

Finally, the Sustainability Zone this year is moving to the GPHC office at 2823 Fairfax Ave.  Specifically, that day people can safely and responsibly drop off their old electronics for recycling.  Check out the website above for additional details.

See you September 13!

Image Credit: PHHT Facebook Page

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