Host Committee: Historically Bold Tours: Danville History Evolved and Perryville Frozen in Time
Events: Guided Tours of Historic Houses in Danville and Perryville
Sites: Danville - 1850 Mahan-Proctor House / 1837 Montgomery-Rodes House
Perryville - 1855 Karrick-Parks House / 1845 Johnson Britton House
Dates: Saturday, September 14 - Danville / Sunday, October 6 - Perryville
Hours: 6:00 p.m. EDT - Sat. Sept. 14, Danville, Meet in front of the parking lot at Constitution Square Historic Site, 105 East Walnut Street (parking available there) / Tour begins at Mahan-Proctor House, 307 West Broadway-formerly 211 North 3rd Street
2:00 p.m. EDT - Sun. Oct. 6, Perryville, Tour begins at Karrick-Parks House, 4030 South Buell Street
Admissions: Sat. Sept. 14, Danville - Free, but reservations required. To reserve your space, contact Jamee Peyton, email@example.com, and please arrive 15-20 minutes early.
Sun. Oct. 6, Perryville - $20.00 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Vicki Goode at 859- 332-1862. This is a guided tour and not an open house, so please arrive 15-20 minutes early.
Accessibility: Danville is a walking tour, some of which takes place outdoors, and some buildings are not handicap accessible. Some buildings and facilities are not handicap accessible. Please call in advance to inquire about accommodations.
Parking: Sat. Sept. 6, Danville - available at Constitution Square Historic Site, 105 East Walnut Street
Oct. 4, Perryville - available at the Johnson Britton House, 207 South Buell Street
&lt;b&gt;Saturday, September 14, Danville&lt;/b&gt; A guided tour of two properties in historic Danville will tell the story of evolution and preservation. The tour will begin at the Mahan-Proctor House in Danville. The 1850’s Mahan-Proctor House will offer a conversational experience with the former library director and the principle architect who played a role in transforming the property. You will hear the actual plans and action taken to restore this historic property, see photos and get to have a conversation with the expert. The circa 1837 Montgomery-Rodes House is one of four historic homes in Beaten Biscuit Row National Register District and gained international popularity when it was featured in the 1957 movie Raintree County with Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Cliff. The Rodes family will welcome you through the front doors of their beautiful two-story home which showcases decorative details, moldings and Flemish bond brickwork. The owners will provide education on the history of each phase of the restoration process and guests will get exclusive access to historical evidence, property blueprints, old photos and more. This historic home will open doors to the public only on this day in the name of preservation. A possible third bonus property may be added, so stay tuned! &lt;b&gt;Sunday, October 6, Perryville&lt;/b&gt; A guided tour of the bloodiest Civil War Battlefield in the state covering the town of historic Perryville all the way to the Battlefield site itself will be featured. The tour begins at the 1855 Karrick-Parks House. During the Battle of Perryville and months after, the house served as headquarters for Union Officers and Doctors. The house is a two-story, Federal style with decorative Flemish bond pattern brick work. The grounds contain the cave upon which the original settlement depended. Stroll down historic Merchant’s Row to the Johnson Britton House built in 1845. During the battle, the house was damaged when a cannonball crashed through the north bedroom roof and lodged in the south bedroom door. Once known as the H. Hart house, this five-bay, two-story house combines Greek Revival and Italianate elements. Participants will experience a bonus walking tour and history of historic Merchant’s Row and be served light refreshments at the conclusion of the tour. All of the houses featured on the tours are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.