Annual T.T.T. tour of homes set for Sunday
Looking for something to do this weekend? T.T.T. Annual Tour of Homes could be just the thing to get Henry County residents in the holiday spirit.
This year, five homes/locations will be included in the tour, which is presented by Chapter D.D., of the T.T.T. organization. The tour begins at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 20, and will end at 5 p.m.
The tour will feature some of Mt. Pleasant’s many historical homes. Guests can learn a brief history of the homes, stories of the home’s restoration and take in the wonder of Christmas as the featured homes will be dressed to the nines in their holiday best.
Fans of Dr. Suess will be in awe of Danielle and Nathan Scott’s home, located at 1707 East Belt Drive. The home, which sits on a manicured lot with ponds, will be decorated for Christmas with a Grinch/Whoville theme.
Emilie and David Glass are eager to share the history of their 160-year-old home, called Somerset. The home was most recently renovated in the 1940s by Emilie’s grandparents, ML and Suzanne Dickson.
The property was originally purchased and developed by Timothy Whiting, one of the first prominent bankers in Henry County. The barn on the property has one of Whiting’s son’s name engraved on a hand-hewn beam.
In the 100 years between when Whiting sold the house and when the Dickson’s bought the land, the property served many purposes, including a state reformatory for juvenile girls, a greenhouse for a major florist and as general farmland. Emilie said Somerset will lovingly stay in the family in honor of Mrs. ML Dickson’s wishes as it truly embodies her creative spirit.
Those looking for a break from the city can take a country reprieve at the home of Sheila and Gary Allender. The Allender’s home sits 12 minutes from downtown Mt. Pleasant at 1460 170th St. The home, which will be decorated for Christmas, will also include a tour of Sheila’s catering kitchen.
An 1867 Italianate home, located in the heart of downtown Mt. Pleasant at 206 North Adams St., is sure to please any local history buff. Local cigar manufacturer William Schliep built the home for his wife, Katie, and their family.
The home boasts many original light fixtures and all of the original locally-harvested walnut moldings.
Sara and Tim Grey, the owners, are looking forward to sharing stories of their restoration projects and tales of the family who built the home.
Lastly, the newly renovated historic Brazelton Lofts Apartments, located at 100 North Main St., will round out this year’s tour.
Prior to Sunday, tickets are available at Jerry’s Restaurant and Browns Shoe Fit, in Mt. Pleasant. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at any of the tour homes as well as Jerry’s Restaurant.
Money raised from the homes tour goes towards sending young girls to camp.