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Your weekend: Alameda’s architectural legacy

Submitted by on 1, September 24, 2009 – 10:00 amOne Comment

036c61070e77d1a8203158fbcfbb35f1This little Island’s got a lot going for it, not the least of which is a veritable trove of really cool old houses. And the folks at the Alameda Museum and Alameda Architectural Preservation Society offer you a few opportunities each year to check some of these places out, starting with their Legacy Home Tour, which is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday.

The tour offers you the chance to take a self-guided tour of six local homes, with styles ranging from Queen Anne to Arts and Crafts and Storybook. In the interests of full disclosure, I should mention that one of them is mine. (If you promise to not make too much fun of my furniture, I promise not to gripe that they scheduled this thing on Yom Kippur. Oops.)

Anyhoo, tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the event. You can buy advance tickets at Thomsen’s Garden Center, 1113 Lincoln Avenue; Urban Forest, 1201 Park Street; and Daisy’s, 1347 Park Street. You can also buy tickets online.

On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased at Franklin Park, which is at San Antonio and Morton.

Proceeds of the event go to its hosts, the museum and the preservation society. The event is sponsored by the Little House Café. For more information, call 523-5907.

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