The 2010 Georgetown House Tour was just announced. It will take place on April 24th.
The Georgetown House Party is a tradition over 90 years old. It is reputed to be the oldest continuous private house tour in the nation. It is thrown each year to benefit St. John’s Episcopal Church on O St. The inimitable Frida Burling, who has been at or near the helm of the house tour for many, many years will once again be at the heart of the tour’s operations.
Oddly enough GM’s abode was not selected yet again this year (it’s the dead plants right?). Notwithstanding that grievous oversight, the tour will surely include a dozen or so lovely homes. Not to be missed, of course, is the tea held at St. John’s Parish Hall from 2:00 to 5:00.
The homes will be open from 11:00 to 5:00 and tickets cost $50 now, and $55 after April 16th. For those with a bit more cash and a desire to hobnob with the nobbiest hobs, there’s the Patron’s Party. This glamorous affair will be held prior to the tour and will set you back $150.
One response to “2010 Georgetown House Tour Announced”
When I first came to Georgetown in 1966, the House Tour tickets were $5.00 (for two days). Back then it was a two-day affair, with about 8 homes shown on the East side of Wisconsin one day, and another 8 homes shown on the West side of Wisconsin. Always a marvelous affair, and St. John’s volunteers and homeowners do a wonderful job of putting on a good face.
Georgetown is indeed a living record of the Republic’s architecture since its founding. Federal, Classic, Revival, Victorian and modern homes…all are here. Hardly two square miles in all, the Town gives to the walking explorer a tour of many delights. Small and friendly, yet wholly self-contained, it perches in the hills above the Potomac, conscious of its history and aware of its charm.
Now if only the commercial sector were as charming as it was in 1962….