Dayton’s Bluff residences featured in Minneapolis/St. Paul Home Tour, April 27-28, and Vacant Homes Tour, May 5


The annual Minneapolis and St. Paul Home Tour and Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Home Tour will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, April 28, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. During the home tour, residents in both Minneapolis and St. Paul open their homes to the public to showcase city living.

The Dayton’s Bluff homes on the tour include 758 East 5th Street, 231 Maria Avenue, 983 East 5th Street, 980 Euclid Street, 1215 Conway, 732 Margaret Street, and 282 Maple Street. Some of these homes are also highlighted on the Minneapolis and St. Paul Home Tour.

Dayton’s Bluff has so many wonderful homes that each year we have six to eight homes on the combined tours. The tour shows off many of Dayton’s Bluff great features: the location, Metro State, the parks, the growing business community, the views of the city and the Mississippi River, and the outstanding housing options in Dayton’s Bluff. Both tours are hosted by the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council. Minneapolis/St. Paul tour brochures can be picked up at the Dayton’s Bluff Library on East 7th Street in mid-April. Dayton’s Bluff tour brochures can be picked up at any of the homes listed above during the hours of the tour.

Many people come here year after year to see what’s up in Dayton’s Bluff. Some of the visitors like it so well that they have made Dayton’s Bluff their home.

Volunteers are needed for the Dayton’s Bluff home tour. Tasks include greeting people at the door, giving out brochures and information about Dayton’s Bluff, and helping the homeowners for a few hours either day. This is a chance to help market Dayton’s Bluff to visitors.

If you are interested in helping out, please email or call Karin at 651-772-2075. For more information on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Home Tour, visit www.msphometour. com; visit for more information about the Dayton’s Bluff tour.

Vacant Home Tour and Historic District’s 21st anniversary

Mark your calendar: the Dayton’s Bluff Vacant Home Tour/ Dayton’s Bluff Historic District Celebration will be held Sunday, May 5. It will showcase some of the vacant homes in our neighborhood and, it is hoped, find buyers for them. Eight to 10 homes will be featured on the tour.

On May 5, between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm, pick up your copy of the tour map at 798 East 7th Street (at the corner of East 7th and Margaret Street). Ride on a 1954 Twin Cities Rapid Transit bus, or drive your own vehicle to look at the houses.

Information about loans and home fix-up, and people to answer questions about Dayton’s Bluff, will be at 798 East 7th Street.

The Vacant Home Tour is a project of the Dayton’s Bluff Vacant Building Committee (DBVBC), which has offered successful tours the last few years. The tours have brought hundreds of people to look at Dayton’s Bluff and its homes.

May is Historic Preservation month, and our Dayton’s Bluff Historic District is 21 years old. The Vacant Building Committee is inviting everyone to celebrate the Historic District and take our 2013 Vacant Home Tour.

We are looking for Dayton’s Bluff people to help during the tour. Duties include showing the homes, helping the realtor, and telling visitors about our community. Please email or call 651-772-2075.