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Ninth Reno Harvest of Homes Tour Set for Saturday, September 29, 2018


Chism wagaon image courtesy of Historic Reno Preservation Society.
Chism wagon image courtesy of Historic Reno Preservation Society.

Get ready to be surprised by the six unique homes featured at Historic Reno Preservation Society’s Harvest of Homes Tour on Saturday September 29th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. HRPS is inviting the community to participate in The Tour that should be another crowd pleaser for lovers of architecture, interior design and Reno history.

“This tour is a celebration of the beautiful homes and neighborhoods that remain in Reno,” said committee member Cindy Ainsworth. “It offers an antidote to the recent destruction of the many historic homes around town.” The houses include:

  • A home in the stately Newlands Historic District, one on Nixon Ave.
  • One along the “Old Verdi Road” (Mayberry) on the west edge of town
  • Two houses  on Wonder St. in the up-and-coming West of Wells neighborhood
  • Two homes in the Midtown area, a 1905 restored beauty on Sinclair St. and a brick charmer on Humboldt St.

All homes are paired with vintage automobiles, ranging from the 1910 Chism Ice Cream Wagon to a 1961 Ford Falcon station wagon. The Program, which includes information about the homes, neighborhoods, vehicles and more, is available online at historicreno.org by September 1.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Ticket outlets include Sundance Bookstore, St. Ives Florist, Marcy’s Gallery and Gifts, Rail City Garden Center, Moana Nursery, The Freckled Frog, and Labels Consignment Boutique and they will begin sales September 1st. Tickets may also be ordered through the HRPS website historicreno.org by mid-August.

Proceeds from the Reno Harvest of Homes Tour support HRPS Neighborhood Preservation Fund, offering grants for community improvement projects. Committee member Sharon Honig-Bear says, “We know the public will enjoy this rare opportunity to get an inside peek at Reno’s unique residential history.”

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