10 Beautiful historic properties and a silent auction at historic landmark Alexander-Gish house.
The historic Alexander-Gish house at 641 Walnut Avenue within Highland park will be open during tour hours for light refreshment, and will host a wonderful silent auction. Please check back prior to tour for park and ride locations, as well as restroom stops.
Homes not available to tour outside of exact times. Restrooms available only at Alexander-Gish House and other published locations. Children must be closely supervised at all times. No smoking on tour property, or inside the homes. Photography only by permission of property owner Please refrain from wearing high-heeled shoes that may damage wood floors
For more than thirty years, Historic Old Southwest has opened it's doors and welcomed the public into their homes. Individuals take the tour for many different reasons. Some kick off the holiday season and get into the spirit while others like to see how these properties have been decorated as well renovated and transformed. Whatever the reason, the neighbors in Old Southwest enjoy sharing a little piece of history and the holiday season with people from all over! For more information about Old Southwest, please visit:www.oldsouthwest.org and we're on Facebook too-www.facebook.com/historicoldsouthwest
This event is Old Southwest, Inc.'s only major fund raiser and all money raised goes directly back into the neighborhood towards not only the maintenance and upkeep of the Alexander/Gish House, but towards other events such as "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" where volunteers come out in the spring and paint and landscape a residents home in Old Southwest who is either physically or financially unable to perform the work themselves.
We also use the funds towards our annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade float, the annual Yard Sale, Etc., the annual National Night Out event, and the annual Citizens Appreciation event.