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Monday, May 2, 2011

Old North House Tour & Home Grown Festival: 12 Days Away!

This beautifully restored home on N. 19th Street once was a crumbling, abandoned shell.  Come see how it has been brought back to life on Sat., May 14.

This beautifully restored home on N. 19th Street once was a crumbling, abandoned shell. Come see how it has been brought back to life on Sat., May 14.

We’re just 12 days away from the Old North Home Grown Street Festival & House Tour on Saturday, May 14. Now would be a good time to call, email, or send Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn notices to all of your contacts to give them a heads-up and to invite them to join you on Saturday, May 14.  We have postcards in the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group office that you can come in and address to those you want to mail them to, and then we’ll put a stamp on them and mail them for you.

One of the homes on this block of Sullivan will be on the tour.

One of the homes on this block of Sullivan will be on the tour.

In addition to many houses dating from the mid-to-late 1800s that have benefited from historic rehabilitation, Old North also is home to 21st Century houses built within the past year.  As part of the dynamic mix of old and new housing found in Old North, the tour will feature a couple of LEED-certified homes built by Habitat for Humanity that were designed to fit the lot sizes and setbacks of the blocks where they were built.

A one-story and a two-story flounder house built by Habitat will be on this year's tour.

A one-story and a two-story flounder house built by Habitat will be on this year's tour.

Among the many neighborhood amenities that will be celebrated are several community gardens.

This triangular greenspace bounded by Wright, Dodier, and Branch Streets has received a lot of attention lately, including significant support from Operation Brightside. Wingmann Park will be re-dedicated at noon on the day of the tour.

This triangular greenspace bounded by Wright, Dodier, and Branch Streets has received a lot of attention lately, including significant support from Operation Brightside. Wingmann Park will be re-dedicated at noon on the day of the tour.

More information and a link to purchase tickets online can be found at the ONSL.org page for the house tour:  Click HERE to visit the House Tour page of the ONSL website.

If you have a Facebook account, type “Old North Saint Louis House Tour” in the search box and you’ll find our event page.  Once there, be sure to click on “Attending” and then click on the option to share this with all of your friends.

The 2011 Old North Home Grown Festival & House Tour is made possible due to the generous sponsorship support from PNC Bank (lead sponsor), Missouri Dept. of Agriculture, Bank of America, Commerce Bank, Duffe Nuernberger Realty, E. M. Harris Construction Co., Kohner Properties, Mackey Mitchell Architects, and USBank.

For other information or if you want to volunteer on the day of the tour, please give us a call at 314-241-5031.

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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