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5/7/2012 8:09:00 AM
47th Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour returns May 19-20
The Gillenwater house has the dubious reputation of being the closest home to a State Highway in all of Arizona. See this home for the first time ever during the 47th Annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour on May 19 and 20th.
The Gillenwater house has the dubious reputation of being the closest home to a State Highway in all of Arizona. See this home for the first time ever during the 47th Annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour on May 19 and 20th.

Plans are under way for the 47th annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour May 19-20.

This longest running tour in the state of Arizona promises a look at the historic gems of this charming town including some never seen treasures that will delight visitors.

Tickets will be sold on Main Street, right in the center of town at the old firehouse and cost $12 for adults and $6 for children.

The first tickets are sold at 9 a.m. and the final tickets each day will be sold at 3 p.m., leaving two hours for latecomers to get through the tour by 5 p.m.

The oldest home was built in 1899 and is one of the last homes on the way out of Jerome. Hear some exciting stories about the original owners and the high jinx of the current owners who have enjoyed this home as the Gillenwater family retreat for the past 25 years.

Across the street, The Klagge Home began its life as a one story home right on Clark Street and expanded down the mountain into an art filled three story retreat with a history rich in Jerome intrigue.

A new art studio has made it to the list this year. On Center Street, right in the heart of the residential area, textile designer Barbara Fowler will open her doors to show guests her splendid space and explain the process from creation to fabric, all set on the hillside of Cleopatra Hill.

Four more stops on the tour will complete the perfect day in Jerome with all the charm and history of the picturesque mile high town.

This is a guided tour with transportation provided from home to home. The all-volunteer docents will explain the history and the fascinating stories behind each venue.

There are plenty of steps and winding paths so the tour will not be handicapped accessible.

For more information, contact The Jerome Chamber of Commerce at (928) 634-2900. If you would like to volunteer for this great event, contact Diana Martin at Mooey Christmas at 634 2604.

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