Historic Pottstown Holiday House Tour

DATE: DECEMBER 8, 2013
TIME: 2PM to 7Pm
COST: $13.00 per person

(start at The Elks Club for Tea)

CARRIAGE RIDES ALONG HIGH STREET: $5 each

FOR TICKETS CONTACT:
Parks & Rec at 610-970-6618
Sheila Dugan (PDIDA) 610-323-5400 / 484-948-6061 or sheiladugan@comcast.net

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Holiday Tour Highlights Pottstown’s Finest Historic Buildings

POTTSTOWN — Despite a light rain that insisted on sticking around throughout the day, small groups of people took to the sidewalks throughout the borough Sunday for Pottstown’s 26th holiday historic building tour.

The Historic Pottstown By Candlelight tour was a hit again, with hundreds turning out to visit 20 century-old homes, churches and businesses that they might otherwise never notice.

“This house tour, if I’m going to say anything, brings out the positive of Pottstown,” said Sue Krause, a chief organizer of the event. “You drive by these places and you’d never know how lovely they are inside.”

By Sunday, more than 200 advance tickets were sold. The record for the event stood at around 313 several years ago — a reachable goal by the end of Sunday.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20121210/NEWS01/121209424/holiday-tour-highlights-pottstown-s-finest-historic-buildings#full_story

Former Pollock Mansion Highlights Pottstown Holiday House Tour

POTTSTOWN — The Historic Pottstown Neighborhood Association is bringing back its popular house tour, Historic Pottstown by Candlelight, on Sunday, Dec 9.  This year’s tour, planned after a one-year hiatus in 2011, will be the 26th version of what has become the most important holiday festival in the surrounding area.

The tour’s planners are this year breaking new ground by bringing participants a look at a more recently constructed home, one that was built in the 1940s.  No one today can recall the original owner’s name, but in 1946 it was purchased by William and Hindela (Orensten) Pollock and over the years it has became known to everyone as the Pollock Mansion.

The Pollock family name is readily recognized by most Pottstown-area residents as the owner of Mayer Pollock Steel Corp., 850 Industrial Highway.  This longtime Pottstown-based company was founded in 1888 by Mayer Pollock, who immigrated to America from Russia in 1884.  Like many men looking for a better life in this country, Pollock left his family behind and brought them here only after he made a home for them.

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20121203/LIFE01/121209992/former-pollock-mansion-highlights-house-tour#full_story

Pottstown Holiday House Tour 2012

Christmas in the post-War United States

Christmas in the post-War United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Sunday, December 9th, the Historic Pottstown Neighborhood Association is proud to sponsor its annual holiday house tour, Historic Pottstown by Candlelight.  This event showcases some of Pottstown’s most treasured architectural wonders, both outside and inside!

Come and enjoy our tour to see what Pottstown has saved from the past and kept for the future. The tour includes homes and churches in the downtown Pottstown area and this year has been expanded to include other areas of town.

$12.00 Ticket includes:
Victorian Tea presented by the Doe Club at the Pottstown Elks from 12noon-2pm.  All homes and buildings on the tour are open from 1pm-6pm.  Free trolley transportation and refreshments for all ticket holders.

Tickets are available after Thanksgiving at Carter’s Locksmith Shop, 137 N Hanover Street. $12 in advance, $14 day of tour.

For more information contact Sue Krause at (610) 323-2229.

Historic Pottstown Annual Holiday House Tour 2010

The Historic Pottstown Neighborhood Association is proud to sponsor its annual holiday house tour, Historic Pottstown by Candlelight on Sunday, December 12, 2010. This event showcases some of Pottstown’s most treasured architectural wonders both on the outside of these properties as well as their interiors. Come and enjoy our tour to see what Pottstown has saved from the past and kept for the future.
$12.00 Ticket includes:
Victorian Tea presented by the Doe Club at the Pottstown Elks from 12noon-2pm.
All homes and buildings on the tour are open from 1pm-6pm.
Model train display.
Free trolley transportation for all ticket holders.
Free refreshments to ticket holders.

For ticket information or if you are interested in having your home open for our annual holiday house tour, please contact Sue Krause at (610) 323-2229.