Glimpses of history

College Hill homes tour offers community look inside historic homes

Homeowners in one Maryville community recently opened their doors to visitors for a good cause.

The 2008 Historic College Hill District Homes Tour happened April 20. Tour organizer Amy Katherine Manseill said the event raised money for the association and was a fun time.

“We had about 263 people. We wished we had had a few more, but it went well. Everyone enjoyed it,” she said.

Manseill said neighbors didn’t organize a tour in 2007. “We had a productive one to have missed it last year and come back this year,” she said. “It went well.”

Manseill said that because expenses hadn’t been taken out of the total, she didn’t know how much was raised. An artist has to be paid for drawing a sketch of each house that was shown. The sketches are given to the homeowners.

People in the community helped support the endeavor, Manseill said, thanking especially realtor Barbara Everett for donating the printing of the brochure and Ruby Tuesday Lodge for their accommodations.

“They were able to open their doors (for a reception) for us. We appreciated that. It was a very nice reception,” she said. “It was an all-over good day.”

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