Each year the Old House Society in Bloomington sponsors an Old House Tour as a fundraiser, and this year’s tour on Saturday, June 19 is “The Houses of Wesleyan.” Six houses will be featured, with others added: Alpha Gamma Delta (1409 N. Main), Adams Hall (1401 N. Main), English House (1101 N. Main), Blackstock Hall (1102 N. East), and Demotte Hall (1409 N. Park). Advance tickets are on sale for $10 at Schnuck’s, Coffee Hound, Garlic Press, Casey’s Garden Shop, and the Old House Society Warehouse. Tickets the day of the event will be available at the OHS booth at Blackstock Hall for $15. The self-guided tours run from 10am-4pm, and as department chair I’ll be on hand to answer questions about the English House.
The Old House Society is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1979. Its mission is to promote and preserve buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods more than 50 years old, and the communities and heritage they foster. Here’s a link to The Pantagraph story about the upcoming tour.