Now that I have my tickets to the homes tour I'm even more excited to get an intimate look inside some of Springfield's fabulous historic houses! I'll be taking lots of pictures this weekend and will post an update next week. Until then, here is a look at some of the homes opened for the 2013 tour.
The homes tour was especially lovely in 2013 thanks to a blanket of snow. Built c. 1910, the Hawkins-Radecki house was beautifully decorated for the holidays.
This striking Queen Anne home was built c. 1895 and now serves as the Drury University presidents home. The house was threatened with demolition in the late 1970s, but was thankfully saved and restored.
It's not too late to get tickets for this years tour! Click here for information.
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