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MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW... Our 2017 Annual Old North House & Community Tour will be Sat., May 13, 2017


Every year in May, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group hosts a neighborhood-wide house & community tour to show off the warmth of the community, the richness and character of the architecture, the beauty of the community gardens and greenspaces, and the dynamic revitalization in progress. This year the big day is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00AM-4:00PM.

With the aid of a tour booklet, this go-at-your-own-pace, self-guided tour provides visitors, friends of the community, and residents of Old North to get up-close views of the award-winning revitalization in progress.  More than a dozen stops on the tour will feature beautifully-restored, historic homes; a recently built home with universal design components; houses in the midst of rehab; apartments in buildings that once had been severely dilapidated, crumbling, and abandoned; neighborhood gardens; and much more.

Advance tickets are available, through May 12, for just $15 at onsltour.eventbrite.com. Tickets on the day of the tour will be sold at $20 each at the registration tent at the Crown Square corner plaza on the southwest corner of N 14th and St. Louis Ave (right across from Crown Candy).

We invite friends of Old North and all who care about urban neighborhoods to come see why the Riverfront Times selected Old North as their "Best Place to Live" in the 2015 Best of St. Louis list, and why Kaid Benfield of the Natural Resources Defense Council referred to Old North as "one of the country's very best revitalizing neighborhoods," and why the U.S. EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities selected Old North for the Overall Excellence winner of their 2011 National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement. As further evidence that Old North is developing a reputation as a good model for sustainable community development, the U.S. Green Building Council's Missouri Gateway chapter presented one of their 2013 Growing Green Awards (in the "Community Champion" category) to Old North St. Louis Restoration Group and East-West Gateway Council of Governments presented their Public-Non-Profit Collaboration Award to ONSLRG.

A distinguishing feature of the Old North House & Community Tour is that it includes much more than a traditional tour.  In addition to the self-guided tour, the day's events also celebrate and put the spotlight on the great, local, and independent businesses up and down the 2600 & 2700 blocks of N. 14th Street, in addition to many vendors selling vintage and antique items at the Spring Fling Vintage Street Market

The tour features the great diversity of housing styles that make Old North a community where almost everyone can find a place that suits their budget and lifestyle. Stops on the tour include historically rehabbed houses that once were abandoned shells, a variety of green/sustainable elements that have been incorporated into new and old homes, community gardens (including the 13th Street Garden, which grows food for the North City Farmers’ Market and is home to the Old North Chicken Coop), and new independant businesses at Crown Square.

If you have never been on the Old North House Tour and would like to get a better sense of the tour, take a look at the photos from previous years:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2017 Old North House & Community Tour.  For information about this opportunity to support the neighborhood's revitalization, click on the downloadable Sponsorship Information Form on the right side of this page or visit our online form: http://goo.gl/forms/6F90VJPsqS

Ticket Information

Tour tickets are available in at the limited time Early Bird rate of just $10 through March 31, then at an advance ticket price of $15 through May 12.  On the day of the tour, tickets will be available for $20 per person. You can purchase tickets in advance one of the following two ways:

  1. With a credit card using Eventbrite. Note: We will not be shipping out tickets. Instead, they will be waiting for you at the registration tent at St. Louis Avenue & N. 14th Street on the day of the house tour.
  2. Send a check in the amount of $15 per ticket to:
Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
2700 N. 14th. Street
St. Louis, MO 63106

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in helping on the day of the tour as a volunteer, Click Here To Sign-Up, or give us a call at (314) 241-5031 or e-mail the office at info@onsl.org.






Want to see the neighborhood from the inside out?  Join us for our annual Old North House & Community Tour:

Saturday, May 13, 2016
2700 N. 14th Street

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Purchase Advance Tickets

Note: We will not be shipping out tickets. Instead, they will be waiting for you at the registration tent at St. Louis Avenue & N. 14th Street on the day of the house tour.