The Highland Park Historical Society along with Highland Park High School will present the 18th annual house tour Fine on Vine on Sunday, October 6, from Noon to 4PM.
This marks the first year both the Historical Society and the High School have collaborated on the House Tour. The tour begins inside Highland Park High School. It will include the school’s Depression era murals, which were lost for 50 years. Plans for the new construction at the high school will be on display. Hall of Fame recipients will also be showcased. Tea will be served courtesy of Madame ZuZu.
One of the highlights of the tour will be an exhibit on the unique “Boy Built Homes” program. Part of the high school curriculum in 1920s-1940s, these homes were constructed as part of the industrial arts class taught by Walt Durbahn. With the support of local trades, students built a new home each year, getting hands on experience with carpentry, wiring, plumbing and design. There will also be a scale model of the home on display.
Tour participants will walk east on Vine visiting the interiors of a number of 19th and 20th century homes ranging from cottages to mansions, including one of the actual “boy built” homes. Docents will be present in the selected homes to highlight the key features and unique details.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 847.432.7090 or visit http://www.highlandparkhistory.com.