The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library are putting the finishing touches on the preparations for their third tour of Victorian homes in the North Main Street Historic District.


The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library are putting the finishing touches on the preparations for their third tour of Victorian homes in the North Main Street Historic District.

This Historic House tour will be on Saturday, June 28 from 10 am to 4 pm and will start at the Library, 1406 N. Main Street, where tickets with tour booklets are now on sale for $20. All proceeds from this event will benefit the library.

More than 100 volunteers, including members of Top Hats and Lace in full Victorian dress, are involved in this effort — staffing the tour houses, selling light refreshments, and preparing for this unique event. Tour booklets include photos and histories of the nine houses and a map facilitating the self-paced walking tour.

Most of the houses were built in the 1800s and include lovingly restored architectural details, intricate woodwork and built-in cabinetry, stained glass and other examples of the craftsmanship of that era. Tour participants will be able to walk through the first floor of each house and in many cases, will return to the street via lovely side and back gardens.

For more information, contact the library at 570-253-4032.