Mount Prospect Holiday Housewalk to highlight Triangle neighborhood
The Mount Prospect Historical Society's 31st annual Holiday Housewalk will highlight the eastern end of the Busse Triangle neighborhood along Albert, George and Edward Streets. The walk will be from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.
The interiors of five private homes, built between 1928 and 1953, will be featured on the tour this year.
The homes featured are: 107 S. Edward St., owned by John and Ellen Dini; 111 S. Edward St., owned by Joel and Julie Michalik; 222 S. Edward St., owned by Tom and Barb Meier; 121 S. George St., owned by Wayne and Susan Gordon; and 320 S. Albert St., owned by Jeff and Sue Eyles.
All of the homes will be exciting to tour in their own ways, whether because of the historic flavor, lovely decorating or the renovation work that has been done, according to Jill Tumberger, Housewalk co-chairperson.
The tour will begin at a heated tent at the intersection of Edward Street and Milburn Avenue where refreshments will be offered and watercolors of the featured houses displayed. Museum store items will also be sold there. The "will call" table for tickets ordered through PayPal will also be located at the tent.
As usual, this walking tour will be accented by beautifully-lit luminarias. Parking will be available along neighborhood streets.
Commentary in the homes will be provided by volunteers from local organizations, businesses, schools and the community. Local florists and homeowners will provide the decorations. This year's featured florists are Busse Flowers & Gifts and The Purple Rose of Mount Prospect, and Pesche's Flowers and 7 Red Roses Floral Design Studio of Des Plaines. Lurvey's Garden Center of Des Plaines will provide a display of outdoor greenery at one home.
Nonrefundable tickets will be sold for $28 each through Nov. 29 at First Merit Bank, 50 N. Main St.; Mount Prospect State Bank, 299 W. Central Road; Busse Flowers & Gifts, 100 E. Northwest Hwy.; River Trails' Weiss Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave.; Lions Park Recreation Center, 411 S. Maple St.; Millie's Hallmark, 1024 S. Elmhurst Road and the Dietrich Friedrichs House museum, 101 S. Maple St.
Tickets are also available through PayPal at www.mtphist.org. Those tickets can be picked up at a "will call" desk located at the headquarters tent during the walk.
Last-minute decision-makers may also purchase tickets on the day of the walk, beginning at 3 p.m. at the tent, but the cost will be $30 per person at that time.
"The Housewalk is the Society's largest fundraiser of the year," Tumberger said. "Its proceeds support the many educational endeavors of the Society and help to pay for upkeep on our museum. We urge the public to support our effort to preserve local history through enjoying the Housewalk and our other activities throughout the year."
For information, call (847) 392-9006 or visit www.mtphist.org.