Parade of Historic Homes - Kirkwood and Summit Streets
WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 1:00PM — 5:00PM
WHERE: In and around Kirkwood and Summit Streets (map)
Friends of Historic Preservation will host the annual Parade of Historic Homes in and around two of Iowa City’s grandest streets. The tour will feature classic Italianate, Queen Anne, Victorian, and Craftsman homes, historically recreated gardens, a wine tasting sponsored by John’s Grocery, and more. This year's tour will again coincide the opening of Plum Grove, the home of territorial governor Robert Lucas, and with the Lucas Farms History Days.
Houses on the tour:
• 513 S. Summit Street
• 740 Kirkwood Avenue
• 820 Kirkwood Avenue
• 829 Kirkwood Avenue
• 830 Walnut Street
• Plum Grove, 1030 Carroll Street
Businesses on the tour:
• Randall Electric, 1018 Walnut Street
Historic Garden on the tour:
• 1107 Marcy Street
John's Grocery Iowa Wine Tasting on the site of a former family vineyard:
• 811 Florence Street
Plum Grove Activities:
• Abraham Lincoln impersonator
• Friendly Lucas impersonator
• Civil War Band
Lucas Farms Neighborhood Activities:
• Free walking tour listing 23 points of historical interest.
• Pony rides ($2) - First Assembly of God Church (map)
• Vintage Car Show - Mark Twain School (map)
• Mark Twain impersonator- Mark Twain School (map)
Transportation and Parking
This tour covers a large area so there will be free shuttle buses courtesy of Iowa City Transit to take visitors to and from the houses and activities. Parking and shuttle pick-up will be at the Iowa City Church of Christ on Kirkwood, Twain School, Faith United Church on Deforest,, and the Keokuk and Highland Corner.
For more information about the Parade of Historic Homes, contact Alicia Trimble, Executive Director of Friends of Historic Preservation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.