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Victorian, Craftsman Homes Featured on Monrovia Tour

May 07, 2000

Monrovia preservationists will showcase six architecturally significant homes at the 18th annual Old Homes Tour on Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event includes the 113-year-old Victorian-style Idlewild house. The house, constructed by Northern California architects Samuel Cather Newsom and Joseph Cather Newsom, was built for Gen. William Anderson Pile. It's been repainted in its original colors.

Also on the tour is the Victorian-style Burr House, which was built in 1893 for a reported $2,800, and the Maynard Best House, a Craftsman built in 1908.

The Bliss House, a 1911 Craftsman that was moved by its original owners from a ranch in Duarte to its current location on South Mountain Avenue, will also be shown, along with the Tuft-Baker House, a 1909 Craftsman that is being remodeled.

The event, sponsored by the Monrovia Old House Preservation Group, will include demonstrations by restoration specialists.

Tickets can be purchased through Friday, May 12, at the organization's booth at Old Town Monrovia's Family Festival on Myrtle Avenue, Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $6 for teens.

Tickets on the day of the event can be purchased until 2 p.m. at the Anderson House, 215 E. Lime Ave., Monrovia, for $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $9 for teens.

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