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5/2/2013 1:36:00 PM
48th annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour prepares an exceptional line-up of homes
The welcoming salon of The Honeymoon Cottage evokes a spirit of a bygone era of charm and quiet comfort.
The welcoming salon of The Honeymoon Cottage evokes a spirit of a bygone era of charm and quiet comfort.

Jerome hosts the 48th Annual Historic Home and Building Tour on May 18th and 19th in the mile high town.

This year, visitors will be invited into two iconic homes that most visitors have longed to see.

Stunning views and impeccable renovations are the hallmarks of The Honeymoon Cottage, out by the Jerome State Park and the Powder Box Church, nestled into tall Italian cypress trees. Interesting history will be revealed about these charming homes. Hidden on East Avenue and Holley Street are two surprises, one an authentic 1921 cottage, lovingly renovated by a talented artist and the other, a re-built gem that was devastated by fire in the 1990's and today boasts one of the best views in town.

Also on the tour are the McMillan-Scott Mortuary, the Hillside House and Gypsy Wagon, the Audrey Headframe Park and the Carriage House at Jerome State Park.

Visitors will get a look at the upstairs of the building that now houses some truly astonishing vehicles and see what was the hayloft and resting quarters for drivers who visited the the Douglas Mansion.

The final stop at Spook Hall will include cookies and lemonade plus a photo display of historic photos as well as performances by Mingus Union High School Students.

As a bonus, there will be a preview of a film by local historian Peggy Hicks, recounting the story of the Cuban Queen. Students will perform a scene created by Ms Hicks telling the story of the trial of the infamous madam.

The band will entertain with music from the era including the music by the Cuban Queen's companion, Jelly Roll Morton. This yearly event is a highlight of springtime in Northern Arizona and draws people from not only the Phoenix area but all over the country.

This is a guided tour with transportation provided from home to home. The all-volunteer docents will explain the history and the fascinating stories behind each venue.

There are plenty of steps and winding paths so the tour will not be handicapped accessible.

The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children.

Tickets will be sold the days of the event at the Old Fire House at 305 Main Street.

For more information, contact the Jerome Chamber of Commerce at (928) 634-2900.

If you would like to volunteer for this great event, contact Diana Martin at Mooey Christmas at 634-2604.

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