Dayton historic homes open for tours

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DAYTON — Dayton Historic Home Tours Sunday feature three Victorian homes, an Arts & Crafts bungalow, and the Boldman House Museum.
The annual event benefits the Dayton Historic Depot.

The Boldman House is a Queen Anne Victorian currently listed on local, state and national historic registries. The house and garden have both been completely renovated and reflect the styles and tastes of America in the early 1900s. On display throughout the house are many antique and vintage personal items from the Boldman family.

Two of the three Victorian houses have been on the tour before, but one has had extensive interior restoration and decorating, and another has had new landscaping and interior renovations.

The Arts Craft bungalow was originally a single-family home that was converted into a duplex. In 1989, it was converted back to a single-family home. In 2008 the owners extensively renovated the home, and it is now a large, two-story vacation rental house furnished in the style of the period.

The tours start at the Dayton Depot, where tickets can be purchased or picked up. Guidebooks and locator maps are available. Tours are Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the depot, 222 E. Commercial St., or by calling 509-382-2026.

The Depot will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Art Walk, and from 11:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday for the home tours. Admission is free.

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