Home Tour Highlights Libertyville’s Architectural Gems

Pay homage to Libertyville’s rich architectural history at the 14th annual Historic Home Tour on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year’s experience includes five beautifully appointed Libertyville homes and three gardens, featuring architecture spanning from 1895 to 1984. Participants also gain access to a spectacular photo exhibit in honor of Libertyville High School’s 100th anniversary sponsored by The David Adler Music and Arts Center and the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society.

Ticketholders will enjoy firsthand a selection of Libertyville’s finest architecture including examples of Dutch colonial, Tudor, American colonial, and a 1980’s ranch, as well as the exquisite David Adler Estate. You’ll soon be distinguishing a gambrel roof from a gable roof, and noting details such as archways, spiral staircases and stonework in these historically significant homes.

Photos by Jill Harkaway

Delight in discovering how homeowners have worked, and re-worked floor plans and features of these properties to preserve historical aspects and modernize the spaces that they call home. You’ll be surprised and in awe of the innovative design details and fun “extras” that appear in this year’s selection of homes. You might even recognize a few homeowners who have served this local area as a jewelry designer, interpreter, construction firm owner and a celebrity hair stylist and local business owner.

Photos by Jill Harkaway

Purchase your ticket in advance or the day of the event, check-in at the MainStreet Libertyville Tent in Cook Park (413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville), and you will receive your official home tour keepsake souvenir book and wristband. After that, it’s up to you to tour the showcase properties on your own schedule and stride. Be sure to budget some time for a lunch in town and a trip to the local businesses in historic downtown Libertyville.

Photos by Jill Harkaway

The Historic Home Tour happens only once a year—and you won’t want to miss this one. Purchase your tickets online or at the MainStreet Libertyville Office (158 E. Cook Ave., adjacent to Café Pomigliano) for $15; tickets may also be purchased the day of the event for $20.

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Jennifer Johnson is a Libertyville resident who also writes for Little Lake County.