Monday, May 12, 2008

Tickets for June 14 Home Tour Now Available

Tickets are now on sale at the library for the 15th Annual Homes Tour sponsored by the Mount Clemens Historical Commission. If you would like a close-up view of some of the city's architectural gems and historic homes, don't wait too long to purchase your tickets. The Home Tour will take place on Saturday, June 14, and tickets are $12 each.

If you are interested in historic homes, or perhaps are researching or restoring one yourself, the library has a number of resources on the shelves to help you. Here is a sampling:

Saving places that matter: a citizen's guide to the National Historic Preservation Act by Thomas F. King (344.73 KIN)

Historic preservation: an introduction to its history, principles and practice by Norman Tyler (363.69 TYL)

House histories: a guide to tracing the genealogy of your home by Sally Light (728.09 LIG)

Caring for your historic house by Gordon Bock (690.24 CAR)

Historical homes in Mount Clemens (VHS videorecording - VC 720.9774 HIS)

The Secretary of the Interior's standards for rehabilitation with illustrated guidelines for rehabilitating historic buildings (720.28 UNI)

If you are researching the history of your Mount Clemens home, take a look at our online guide, Tracing the History of Your House. For a listing of addresses in Mount Clemens which have been plaqued by the Mount Clemens Historical Commission, search the online historical marker database.

Finally, take a look at the in the blue panel on the right side of this blog page to find our "Mount Clemens Vanished Home Tour." This slide show features eight homes that have vanished from our local landscape over the years. The images are drawn from the library's local history photo collection. Can you identify the houses?

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