A Christmas Tour of Homes will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, featuring four houses, an upscale downtown apartment, the former Huron County Jail, Norwalk Public Library and Firelands Museum.
The event is sponsored by Firelands Historical Society. Tickets at $15 each may be purchased in advance at Berry's Restaurant, the Diamond Collection, Colonial Flowers & Gift Shoppe and Mak's Art Studio; in Sandusky at Tux World; and the day of the event at Firelands Museum and Berry's Restaurant.
When Jeffrey and Deborah Sutton left the Cleveland area, they found 55 W. Main St. on the Internet, available for restoration. Deborah has brought this 1867 home into the 21st Century with stenciled walls, old and new style paintings and a collection of vintage furniture; Jeffrey built additional book shelves to hold their many keepsake volumes and updated heating and plumbing.
Duane and Joanne Woods, also from the Cleveland area, chose the Queen Anne house at 132 W. Main St., built in 1879. Porches and portico were added around 1900. A beautifully tiled entry with leaded glass windows leads to a room-sized foyer and a formal dining room, both with hardwood floors, and two comfortable living rooms. Nativity scenes collected by Joanne and her mother will be the featured display.