For those of you interested in seeing some of Lake Norman’s historic homes, mark your calendars for October 17-19! Thanks to such great success last year, once again Mooresville is holding The Second Annual Historic Mooresville Tour of Homes. Sponsored by the Mooresville Historic Preservation Commission and DEJ Realty, this event was created last year as a way to promote Historic Downtown Mooresville. Proceeds of the event benefit the Mooresville Historic Preservation and The Mooresville Museum.
This year the VIP Reception is being held in the spectacular J.A. Stewart house located on 832 North Main Street on Friday evening, October 17th from 6-9pm. Soiree Restaurant (located in Historic Downtown Mooresville) and Say Cheese at the Grapevine will be catering the evening reception. Tickets are limited and may be purchased for $40 at the locations on their website: Historic Mooresville Tour of Homes.
All of the homes on the tour are located in downtown Mooresville. The tour hours are:
- Saturday, October 18th: 10am – 6pm
- Sunday, October 19th: 1pm – 5pm
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 on the day of the event. Parking and ticket information is also on their website: Historic Mooresville Tour of Homes.
The Homes on Tour:
- 334 West Center Avenue: The Ernest Henry Miller House (1898)
- 318 West Center Avenue: The W.M. Lentz House (1884)
- 351 West Center Avenue: The Zebulon Turlington House (1906)
- 832 North Main Street: The J.A. Stewart House (1896)
- 329 South Academy Street: The Annie Rankin Carr House (1902)
- 335 South Academy Street: The Mary Howard Rankin Turlington House (1902)
- 354 South Academy Street: The C.L. Emiston House (1920’s)
- 318 West Wilson Avenue: The Davidson House (Turn-of-the-Century)
- 419 Harris Street: Mooreville Mill Village (1917)
- 328 Messick Street: Mooresville Mill Village (Early 1920’s)
This group of homes will provide an opportunity for historic home enthusiasts to see everything from small Mill homes to the grand estate on Main Street. Visitors can start and stop at any home on the tour. The tours are given in groups led by an experienced docent (I will be a docent at 329 South Academy on Saturday so be sure and say hi!) so that you learn about the special characteristics of each home as well as some fun history.
If you have been visiting this Lake Norman Real Estate Blogsite for very long you know I love our Historic Downtown Mooresville and I truly hope this opportunity to see so many wonderful historic homes will encourage more of our Lake Norman home owners to venture east a bit and learn more about our historic part of town!