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James says enjoy the yuletide season with the 34th Annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour

Wednesday December 1, 2010

For immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
COntact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

One of the nation’s premiere historic Victorian neighborhoods will bring in the holiday season with a special event designed to spotlight the beauty of an era gone by. The 34th Annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour will kick off this weekend, December 4th and 5th.

“If you have never had the chance to tour Old Louisville, the holiday season is a very special time.” says Councilman David James (D-6). “It is one of our most unique neighborhoods and during this event you will get the chance to see inside homes that are usually admired from the outside.”

The Old Louisville Holiday House Tour will feature eight homes as well as select bed and breakfasts in the Area and the Chapel of St. Phillip. Those who take the tour will also get a chance to see the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum in the St. James area. A special tea will be served both days featuring holiday favorites and sweets that were unique to the 19th Century.

“Most may not be aware that the Holiday House Tour is the major fund raising event for the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council and the Old Louisville Information Center,” says James. “These two groups and volunteers work hard every year to maintain the rich history of this neighborhood and continue to make it an important part of Metro Louisville.”

James who took office in November looks forward to working with the two groups to promote the preservation efforts of the area.

The tours begin at 12:00pm on both days and last until 6:00pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 Dollars on the days of the tours. Those who plan to take the tour can park at Cochran Elementary at Fifth and Lee Street and then take a shuttle which runs throughout the day.

“I want to encourage everyone to come out and take a break from the hectic holiday season,” says James. “Have some fun and experience a little history with us.”

For more information about the34th Annual Old Louisville Holiday House Tour or to order tickets got to: or call the Old Louisville Information Center at 502-635-5244.

David James (D) 6