Pick a holiday hour tour

December 4, 2013 

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Tour will start at the Philharmonic Hall, 116 N. Jackson. St., Belleville. Includes eight Belleville homes in East and West Belleville.

Cost: $12 in advance; $15 day of tour at Philharmonic Hall

Sponsor: St. Clair County Historical Society

Information: Historical Society Office, 618- 234-0600.

Tickets: Purchase prior to the tour at Cheesekeeper, 6500 W. Main St.; The Abbey, 5801 W. Main St.; Grimm & Gorly, 324 E. Main St.; Dill's Floral Haven, 258 Lebanon Ave.; Sandy's Back Porch, 2004 West Blvd.; Peace by Piece, 132 W. Main St.; Eckert Florist, 201 W. Main St.; and St. Clair County Historical Society, 701 E. Washington. In Freeburg: Paper Moon Cards & Gifts, 313 Marketplace Drive. In O'Fallon: The Painted Horse, 225 W. First St.

The homes:

513 East B St. -- home of Jeff and Lynn Taylor. 1885 Italianate. Don't miss the grand staircase that reaches from the first floor to the attic.

600 S. Charles St. -- home of Deron and Christina Klubertanz. Neo-classical style, built in 1858. It has original pine floors, doors, high ceilings and roof rafters.

1903 Hawksbill Drive -- home of Ruth Seel. The home is decorated with pewter porringers, brass trivets, Bruton Parish wall sconces, candlesticks, pillows, copper and salt-glazed pottery, camelback sofas and Martha Washinton chairs.

1910 Hawksbill Drive -- home of Margaret May. Villa built in 2005 is in the gated community of Turtle Creek. Much of the decor was selected by Alan E. Brainerd Interiors, including the ostrich leather table with lamp made from ostrich egg shells in the entry foyer.

1911 Hawksbill Drive -- condominium of Jackie Moore. The home features a collection of fine Norman Rockwell's prints, as well as a number of antiques from early settlements in Massachusetts.

1921 Hawksbill Drive -- home of Barbara Erb. The house is a one-story clad in warm brick with soldier detail. The first floor has an open floor plan with 14-foot ceilings in the living room and kitchen. The sunroom and a long deck at the back of the house look out over dense woods.

30 Signal Hill Blvd. -- home of Jim and Rose Marie "Boo Boo" Gomric. Built in 1925, with extensive remodeling.

44 Signal Hill Blvd. --Home of Aashi and Maria Sharma. Built in 1927 as a one-story bungalow. It's now a two-story. The house still has the charm of a 1920s home, but the living conveniences for a modern family.

Millstadt Holiday House Tour

When: 6:15 p.m. Friday (sold out) and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday

What: Tour five homes at your leisure

Cost: $10 in advance; $15 day of tour. To purchase in advance, call Laura Schmidt at 476-9451; MCCHomeTour@yahoo.

com, or pick them up at Millstadt Pharmacy, the Village Hall, Lee's Hardware or Millstadt IGA. On Saturday, purchase at Zion Evangelical Church beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Starting point: Zion Evangelical Church, 117 W. White, Millstadt

Sponsor: Millstadt Community Choir

Homes on the tour:

4904 Barnwood Lane in Cedar Creek -- home of Steve and Caroline Connolly

4631 Portrait Lane -- home of Jim and Kathy Beine

503 W. Madison -- home of Clark and Patty Ferry

5736 Lake Briar Drive in the Briars -- home of Scott and Diana Dillon

9 Summit Pointe -- home of Don and Carla Samson

Collinsville Holiday House Tour

When: 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Begin the tour of five homes at the Blum House, 414 W. Main St. Pick up info packet before embarking on the self-guided tour.

Cost: $10

Tickets: Available at Ashmann's Prescription Pharmacy, the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce office, the CounterTop Shop, or The Flower Basket. Tickets may also be purchased from a Student Council member or at the Blum House on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

Who benefits: Collinsville High School Student Council

Sponsor: Collinsville Main Street Community Association

Information: 618-558-1372 or 618-365-4275

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