2014 Old House Enthusiasts 28th Annual Tour
Windsor and Linwood Cemetery Neighborhoods Are Featured

Dubuque Old House Enthusiasts Tour will take place during DubuqueFest from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 17, 18, 2014. The tour features the Windsor and Linwood Cemetery Neighborhood in Dubuque’s North End.

The annual tour encourages Dubuquers and visitors alike to get out and appreciate Dubuque's historic treasures and neighborhoods, including promoting interest in their preservation. The tour serves as a fundraiser for the group’s grant program, which supports preservation and history education projects in Dubuque.

The tour houses include –
Shalom Spirituality Center - 1001 Davis Street
Heyne House - 2789 Windsor
Zwack House - 2542 Stafford Street
Voggenthaler House - 2537 Windsor

Four special programs will take place at the Shalom Spirituality Center during the tour. Entry to these events is free to all ticket holders and each event will be scheduled for approximately one-half hour. The final program will be published at www.dbqohe.org and on the tour brochure.

• Wood Window Restoration, a lecture given by David Wadsworth of Decorah will provide an overview of all aspects of window restoration, hiring a contractor and energy efficiency. (Sat at 11:00 am)

• Architectural Fabrication & Restoration, a presentation given by Pete Schroeder of Ja Mar Pattern and Restoration showing examples of restoring, replicating and refurbishing cast iron, bronze, copper and wood parts. (Sat at 1:00pm)

• Mueller Stained Glass Windows, a lecture given by Sr. Marie Therese Kalb and Sr. Carol Hemesath on the historic German stained glass windows in the Shalom Spirituality Center Chapel. (Sat and Sun at 2:30pm)

• One Woman, 21 Houses Plus One, a presentation of houses restored and revitalized over a 12 year period by Restorationist, Jan Oswald (Sun at 11 AM)

A courtesy trolley will make a loop to all the tour houses. Free parking and a portable toilet will be available at Jefferson Middle School Parking Lot on Viola Street. THERE IS NO PARKING AT SHALOM.

The Old House Enthusiasts organization prides itself in promoting the splendid stock of older homes and historic buildings in Dubuque. Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at a different historic site. The meetings have free refreshments, feature a guest speaker, and end with plenty of time to trade old house restoration tips and stories. Membership is open to the public at $15 annually.

Visitors are always welcome.

For more information contact:
Katherine Kluseman
563-566-9486
katherine.kluseman@gmail.com

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need You! Sign up to volunteer for the 2014 Old House Tour

We are looking for tour guides for Saturday, 05/17 and Sunday, 05/18.

Donate your time and you will receive a free ticket to attend the tour.

Lunch and breaks will be provided for tour guides as well.

Contact: Kay Kluseman 563-599-9486 or katherine.kluseman@gmail.com


Click the brochure below for more information and a map of the tour.


Please Sign Guestbook

Ceiling at the Ham House
Bluff Street
195 W. 17th Street
1125 Highland
1433 Main
St. Mary's Church
Dubuque Brewing & Malting Co.
White House ar Four Mounds
Dubuque Female Seminary
Main St.
Madison Park Steps
Mathias Ham House
Old Dubuque Jail
St. Mary's Church
Voices Building
Novelty Iron Works
Foundry
Caradco
2537 Windsor Avenue
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