Historic Home Tour Highlights Heritage District

By Jennifer Johnson, MainStreet Libertyville Volunteer

The Heritage District is the hub of MainStreet Libertyville’s 16th Annual Historic Home Tour, highlighting homes from 1905, 1912, 1921, a 150-year-old church and a breathtaking interpretation of a traditional Italian Villa. With all buildings located within about a mile radius, this year’s tour lends itself perfectly to walking or bicycling. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 8th and experience Libertyville’s rich architectural history firsthand.

Challenge your knowledge of late 19th century and early 20th century architectural features with this year’s showcase of stately and significant buildings. Once inside, you’ll revere in the ways homeowners and architects have transformed these historic spaces to accommodate contemporary living. Enjoy the following sneak peek of this year’s featured buildings. You’ll find a variety of fascinating details throughout the tour.

A local church celebrates its sesquicentennial celebration in a building that melds historic details with modern architecture.

An oeil-de-bouef, or “bulls-eye” window, adds charm to this home.

Leaded glass features add interest to these windows.

A beautiful arched portico adds stately detail to this home from 1921.

Dormers are another key feature of this historic home from 1910.

Historic Home Tour properties will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on June 8th. Tour tickets are available for purchase in advance for $20 at the MainStreet Libertyville website or from the MainStreet Libertyville Office at 158 Cook Street. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $25. Wristbands and tour booklets will be distributed in Cook Park on the day of the event, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Make MainStreet Libertyville your destination for the day. Reserve your tour today and schedule a break before, after or between visits in historic downtown Libertyville. A complete list of MainStreet Libertyville merchants and members can be found in the business directory on the MainStreet Libertyville website. And be sure to follow MainStreet Libertyville on your favorite social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+.

Please also consider becoming a MainStreet Libertyville member, or better yet— try your hand at volunteering for a MainStreet Libertyville event or committee. Did you know MainStreet Libertyville provides over 50 days of events in downtown Libertyville and is supported by 600 residential and 220 local business members? Volunteers log more than 4,000 hours each year planning and hosting MainStreet Libertyville activities. We look forward to seeing you soon!