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James encourages residents to enjoy the yuletide season with the 36th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour

Monday November 26, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – One of the nation’s premiere historic Victorian neighborhoods will again bring in the holiday season with a special event designed to spotlight the beauty of an era gone by.

The 36th Annual Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour will be held on the weekend of December 1st and 2nd.

“The chance to tour Old Louisville at this special time of year is something everyone should experience,” says Councilman David James (D-6). “It is one of Louisville’s most historic neighborhoods and you will get the chance to see inside homes usually admired from the outside.”

The Holiday Home Tour will feature the interior of beautiful Old Louisville Homes, along with the Woman's Club and Frazier House, Presentation Academy School, the Tompkins-Buchanan-Rankin Mansion in Spalding University and Treyton Oak Towers.

“This great holiday event is the major fund raising event for the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council and the Old Louisville Information Center,” says James. “This group, along with many volunteers, work hard every year to maintain the rich history of this neighborhood as an important part of Metro Louisville.”

During the tour, The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, located at 1402 Saint James Court Louisville, KY 40208, will once again host a high Victorian Tea each day with seating available from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm. The Tea will feature English teas and a tasteful sampling of savories and sweets reminiscent of holiday teas in the 19th century. The food will be served by the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum Volunteers. For more info or to purchase tickets for the Tea, contact the museum at 502-636-5023.

The tours begin at 12:00pm on both days and last until 6:00pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the days of the tours. Tours begin at Presentation Academy Arts & Athletic Building, 900 S. 4th St. Those who plan to take the tour can park at the Spalding University parking lot, located south of W. Breckinridge St on S. 4th St. Parking will also be available at Cochran Elementary, located at Fifth and Lee Street. There will be three shuttles which will be running throughout the day.

“If you need a break from the hectic holiday season and would like to step back in time, then come join the tour,” says James. “Have some fun and experience a little history with us.”

For more information about the 36th Annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour or to order tickets go to: or call the Old Louisville Information Center at 502-635-5244.

David James (D) 6