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Get Inside Access To East Andersonville’s Historical Homes This weekend


Homes expected on this year’s list.

Since 1989, The Edgewater Historical Society has been giving the public a yearly inside look at some of the area’s most historical locations. Many curiosity-driven folks have made this event a ritual which gives them entry to spaces they normally would not be able to view.

This year’s focus is East Andersonville and its vibrant history. This Sunday, September 20, the 2015 tour will be registering people at the Philadelphia Church at 5437 North Clark between Noon and 4 p.m. No reservations are required. There you will receive your tour booklet and map.


Docent Sandra Remis.

The Edgewater Historical Society has structured the route so that one can easily walk to each location by following the map’s directions. The homes are on Berwyn, Glenwood, Balmoral and Rascher, and will be open from Noon until 5 p.m. Once you arrive at your destination, a docent will welcome you outside the home and give you a brief synopsis on the location’s exterior.  Afterwards, participants are invited inside where another docent will be waiting to give you the interior tour.

Expect the tour to take about two-three hours and be prepared to walk approximately one mile. The cost to participate is $25 and should be paid at time of registration.

Not able to make this tour? Well these events happen every year and are nearly always held on the third Sunday in September, and always in an Edgewater neighborhood different from where the previous tour was held.

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