Want to see some cool homes that aren’t ever open to the public? Then you’ll want to head over to Des Moine’s Sherman Hill neighborhood and be a part of Doors To The Past. My own home will be one of the homes on the tour. We’ll be welcoming lots of visitors over both weekends. Please stop by and say hello! Tour information is below or visit the Sherman Hill neighborhood website.
Des Moines, IOWA (September 12) – Sherman Hill, one of Des Moines’ oldest neighborhoods, announces the 35th Doors to the Past walking tour of historic homes Sept. 17-18 and 24-25. New to this year’s walking tour is Hilltop Talents at the Mickle Center! It will feature live music and items created or collected by Sherman Hill residents, including art, antiques and other specialty items. The Des Moines Women’s club will be providing brown bag lunches and beverages so you can sit, relax, and refresh.
The tour has become a Des Moines’ staple, featuring 10-12 historic homes built in the 19th century. The walking tour allows visitors to tour homes at a leisurely pace as homeowners and volunteers guide walkers through homes, describing the history and architecture of each structure. The homes are in various stages of restoration, giving visitors a unique view of the neighborhood.
A district rich in history, Sherman Hill has evolved dramatically from its beginnings in the early 1870s. An initiative to restore the area and many of the buildings back to their original glory began in the 1970s, and Sherman Hill was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Districts in 1982.
Today the restoration continues, as many of the buildings are still being rehabilitated to their original forms. Sherman Hill is home to more than 150 homes and apartment buildings, representing Victorian, Queen Anne, Italianate, Classic, Stick and Flemish styles of architecture.Dates: Sept. 17-18 and 24-25 Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $15/weekend or $20/both weekends Students: $5 Children 12 and under: FREE Advance tickets are available at a discount price of $10/weekend or $15/both weekends: Purchase tickets at www.HistoricShermanHill.com or at the advance ticket locations listed below. *Group discounts are available. To purchase advance tickets, visit the following locations:
Dahl’s, 1819 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310-3899
Dahl’s, 5003 Ep True Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50265-2852During the tour, tickets can be purchased and picked up at Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave. For more information, contact Kim Pfannebecker at 636-443-3347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Patrick Van Nice, one of the Midwest’s most prominent interior designers, has more than 16 years experience providing a full range of interior design service throughout Iowa and across the nation. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and their two children.
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