Home Tour 2020
Home Tour Reimagined...
Given the continued state of Covid19, most members, homeowners, volunteers, and visitors aren't ready to return to live events, so get ready for our first ever...
Virtual Historic Home Tour!
November 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Is it a big change from our traditional live home tour? You bet! Will we miss seeing you in person at these lovely historic properties? No doubt! But let your hearts not be troubled as Home Tour Chair, Rachel Hancock, has some amazing homes lined up just for you!
The Tour Homes
1008 E University Avenue: The Hyer-Sells House
Beginning its life in 1914 as a sprawling, single-story house for Dr. Robert S. Hyer, Regent of Southwestern University this now stately two story serves as the San Gabriel House Bed and Breakfast, is owned by Jeannie Snead, and is managed by Danni Babik.
904 Ash Street: Carpenter-Hyer House
This charming 1884 house was built in the Folk Victorian style for railroad agent Livingston Carpenter and his wife Mary and is now the home of Michael and Kelley Worden.
1103 S. Elm Street: The Irvine-Stewart House
Built in 1898 by lumberman George Irvine for his newlywed daughter Eva and her husband Wiley Sillure, this home started as a Folk Victorian facing 11th Street and now is the lovely Craftsman bungalow that owners Cid Ransom and John Lawton call home.
Why virtual? Why not just wait until next year?
The importance of preservation continues despite current challenges imposed by Covid19. The Home Tour is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds benefit our organization as well as the Preservation Fund Grant Program through which we offer grants to community members who are restoring structures in the historic district. Applications for this program are currently being considered. Therefore, it's super important for us to work together toward another successful event. And your help is needed for that...
What can I do to help?
- Support our sponsors the best way you can.
- Join us on the tour...from the comfort of your home! Break out the popcorn!
With great appreciation for your continued support and admiration for valuing preservation in our community, we thank you.
Together, we will keep Georgetown historic!
Virtual Home Tour (FREE)
Preservation Georgetown realizes that many friends and neighbors have been negatively impacted by current events, but we want EVERYONE to have access to these historic properties...so there is NO CHARGE for the tour.
Donations, of course, will be graciously accepted.
We will update this page with the access link on tour day, November 14 at 7:00 pm!
VIP Package ($55)
We've collaborated with Kork Wine Bar for a special VIP Package (think wine & cheese) which you can enjoy easily and safely from the comfort of your home while watching the tour!
Purchase your VIP Package today!
By phone: 512.240.5999
On line: ORDER VIP PACKAGE
Scroll down and select the PG VIP Package.
Note: The system requires you select a date and time. Regardless of what you select, you will need to pickup at Kork Wine Bar on November 12th or 13th.
Kork Wine Bar is located just off the historic square, (next to Grace Heritage Center) at 815 S Main Street.
Expect a 2017 Bravium Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley paired with a special cheese board, made up of Irish porter cheddar, blueberry infused goat cheese and a gorgonzola served with fig chutney and crostini made from their famous pizza dough.