Hearth & Soul: Douglass-Norton Farmhouse
Thursday. September 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
*Located near South Blvd. & Rochester Road in Troy
This is a private home; you’ll be given the street address and parking directions when you register and pay for the tour
Explore the hearth and soul of historic homes this fall! Tour 19th– and early 20th-century structures to learn all about the people who lived in them, what the area was like “back then,” and how such buildings are preserved and maintained by institutions or private individuals.
Tour the gorgeous Douglass-Norton farmhouse built in 1853. Learn how homeowners Susan and Kevin restored the structure, room-by-room, over the course of nearly thirty years. Along with necessities like lead removal and bringing the wiring up to code, the owners strove to preserve the character of the historic home as they restored it. Their design choices were influenced by vintage photographs, the work of Gothic revivalist Andrew Jackson Downing, and the rules of historic preservation. Their thorough research into this particular property also led them to conduct a physical search of county tax rolls, and to obtain a copy of the 1823 property title signed by President James Monroe. Tour will also include the barn and a peak at the smokehouse, weather-permitting.
Space is limited! Advance registration required: 248-524-3570
Price: Troy Historical Society Members: $10 |Non-members: $15
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