2009-10-15 / Local & State

House Tour To Feature Homes, Churches

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A mixture of historical, contemporary homes and churches are featured in the Fulton County Historical Society’s 2009 House Tour scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., each day.

From a 1793 classic American farmhouse to a 5,000-square-foot modern home, the tour gives you a chance to experience a variety of homes and decors.

This year’s tour includes, in McConnellsburg: the Morton/ Peck Home. Owners Brent and Erin Pistner. A traditional brick house, this structure was the third home built by Judge Peter Morton in the early 1900s; Woodland Serenity. Owners Matthew and Robin Wakefield. A charming contemporary home custom-designed to blend beautifully into its woodland setting; and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, celebrating its 175th anniversary, the church will display pictures and records of its history.

St. Paul’s UCC St. Paul’s UCC After visiting the homes in McConnellsburg, enjoy the fall foliage as you drive through the scenic rolling hills and valleys of southern Fulton County. There you will visit: Apple Valley Alpaca Farm at Poplar Springs. Owners Larry and Susan Burkins. A 5,000-squarefoot contemporary home filled with antiques is situated with the farm on property first settled in the 1700s; classic American farmhouse. Owners Michael and Carolyn Kligerman. A tranquil country property, the first part of the house was built in 1793 for 50 shillings; and the Damascus Church, a simple and beautiful country church embellished with a mural and new stained-glass windows.

Tickets may be purchased now at the Dott Store, from Monica Schall at 485-4554 or at the Fulton House, October 17 and 18. They are priced at $6 for two houses or $10 for the entire tour. Proceeds benefit the Fulton County Historical Society. Directions and map are printed

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