Early Greeks and Romans were builders of masterpieces. When you think of stone pillars or marble columns, you know their work still inspires the architecture found in the great homes of today.
This year, the treasures of the Tri-Cities house tour will focus on the splendid local examples of Greek Revival and Italianate design in homes, dating from 1850 to 1870.
If you goWhat: Sixth annual Treasures of the Tri-Cities, a tour of six Greek Revival and Italianate-designed homes.
When: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
Who: Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley
Tickets: $20 in advance, (630) 377-6424; $23 on day of event at the 1850 Beith House Museum, 8 Indiana St., St. Charles; Scentimental Gardens, Fifth and State streets in Geneva; and The Past Basket, Third and Campbell streets, Geneva.
Details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (630) 377-6424 or visit ppfv.org
The Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley have selected six examples of these classic styles in St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia for the Sept. 23 tour.
Guides will give tours of the six sites, highlighting the significant architectural elements as well as personal history of notable occupants, including Dr. James Lewis, an early mayor of St. Charles who is also remembered for banning nude bathing in the Fox River during daylight hours.