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46th Annual Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes
Grand Rapids, MI
Featuring eight lovingly restored private houses and three historic public buildings, Heritage Hill Association invites you to the 46th Annual Weekend Tour of Homes! Get a rare glimpse inside stunning turn of the century homes owned by prominent early Grand Rapids business leaders including an 1893 French Baroque mansion built by a member of the Berkey & Gay Furniture Co. family. And an 1873 Italianate owned by the Booth publishing family, founders of the Grand Rapids Press. which boasts the first automobile garage built in Grand Rapids. Three public buildings will also be showcased including the meticulously restored Frank Lloyd Wright designed Meyer May House; The Women's City Club and the Gothic inspired Innovation Central High School built in 1849, making it the second oldest school in Michigan. Advance tickets are $15.00 and are available at the Heritage Hill Association office or at www.heritagehillweb.org. To obtain tickets by check, send to the Heritage Hill Association, 126 College SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Tickets can also be picked up at various locations including Martha's Vineyard, Art of the Table, Lake Michigan Credit Unions and all greater Grand Rapids area Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market stores. Tickets the weekend of the tour are $20.00. Free shuttle bus transportation is provided between featured properties. This event is the Heritage Hill Association's biggest fundraiser, proceeds from the tour help support the historic preservation of our unique neighborhood and assists with land use planning, engaging community resources, crime prevention and block club organizing. Please join us!