Lineup set for Historic Milwaukee Avenue Home Tour


My neighbors and I are throwing a party. On Sunday, Sept. 23, we’ll be hosting the first-ever Historic Milwaukee Avenue Home Tour. It’s your chance to peek inside 1890s workman’s cottages and other cool, old houses. It’s also a chance for me to answer once and for all the questions I’m frequently asked while lounging on my front porch on Milwaukee Avenue, a street that doesn’t allow cars. Those questions include: How did this happen? How old are these houses? What are they like inside? Do these houses ever go up for sale? And, where do you park?

For links and more, go directly to Building Minnesota, Todd Melby’s personal blog.

Photos of the houses on the tour and story summaries are available at the home tour site (click the link above). Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 on the day of the event. Call (651) 293-9047 to purchase. All proceeds from the event benefit the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and Seward Neighborhood Group.

From Historic Milwaukee Avenue Home Tour:

• Tour at least seven houses, representing a range of housing types that were either restored, rehabilitated or designed as infill.