Grand Homes of Vallejo Tour
2nd ANNUAL GRAND HOMES of VALLEJO TOUR
HISTORICAL HERITAGE DISTRICT
Visit eight beautiful homes; be entertained in the homes by musicians from Solano Community Symphony, local performers, and CA Maritime Academy Cadets, while enjoying the beauty of the historic properties, guests may also get a surprise visit by Santa or the Mad Hatter while on the tour!
Tickets support the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival & annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Vallejo.
Reception: 2-4pm at Dance Unlimited (510 Georgia Street) in the Grand Ballroom (wine & cheese) music by Darrell Edwards, hosted by CA Maritime Cadets.
Self-Guided Tour 4- 8pm (all walking distance)
(The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival showcases the best of Vallejo within the first two Saturdays of the month of December.)
One of the highlights of the Grand Homes of Vallejo Tour is The Halliday House at 721 Georgia Street designed by William A Jones (Vallejo's best architect) this brown-shingle house was built in 1912. William A Jones also designed the historic Empress Theatre. This L-shape home has inset arched front windows and craftsman inspired cabinetry.
Another historical home built in 1897 was a wedding gift from James Topley to his son William. The Topleys had a three generation drug store business at 316 Georgia Street. The Queen Anne and California Colonial Revival period home, built in 1897 at 727 York Street (picture attached) has an eclectic arrangement of Queen Anne influences: the stained glass windows on the rounded Colonial entry porch are original with a gambrel roof; this home is a sterling example of Victorian tastes of the new Century.
There is also a Queen Anne Cottage; as well as another spectacular three bedroom craftsmen cottage at 810 Sutter Street, which was awarded the 2003 City of Vallejo beautification award; on tour is also the Megarry Mansion, a Georgian style home (one of the few in Vallejo) at 809 Georgia Street, with tubular columns, built for the Megarry sisters by their brother Arthur, a grocer in the late 1800s in downtown Vallejo.
$25 Ticket includes:
Open Homes Tour: 4-8pm
You can also buy tickets in person at:
* Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
734 Marin Street
* Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau
289 Mare Island Way
For more information or questions, call Michael Bauman at (925) 451-7682.
With Reception at Dance Unlimited (View)
510 Georgia St
Vallejo, CA 94590
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|