Historic Home and Garden Tour
Chagrin Falls Historic Home and Garden Tour took place on Friday, May 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We featured five select historic homes and gardens all within walking distance of downtown Chagrin Falls. There was one tour home on Maple Street and four tour homes on Bell Street highlighting the broad range of historic architecture within the Village of Chagrin Falls. Our oldest tour homes included a ca. 1860 Western Reserve style Upright and Wing home, and a ca 1872 brick Italianate home constructed by English builder William Hutchings originally on a 20 acre parcel along Bell Street. Another tour home was originally located on the site of St. Joan of Arc Church and moved to the corner of Bell Street and Ridgewood Rd. in the 1950’s. A recently restored Queen Anne style home at the corner of Maple and Walnut Streets was also included on the tour along with a twentieth century restored American Four Square type home constructed in 1912. A special addition to the Tour 2013 was the Neoclassical Revival style Masonic Temple located in downtown Chagrin Falls constructed in 1923. The building continues to serve as the home for local Masonic groups today and includes a largely original Lodge Room.
Visitors spent the day experiencing the ambiance and style of these homes which are part of the important architectural heritage of the Village. Van transportation was provided in the Village by Hamlet Retirement Community and South Franklin Circle for those who needed assistance. The Women’s Committee of the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre served its Famous Salad Luncheon Buffet on Friday, May 31 at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River Street including salads, desserts and beverages.