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University Place Historical Society Home and Garden Tour 2012

UPHS announces its 2012 Home and Garden Tour to be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20, with proceeds to benefit the preservation of the history of UP.

Two of the homes on the University Place Historical Society Home and Garden Tour 2012 are mid-century modern and designed by local architects Robert Price and Alan Bucholz.

These homes feature skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows, flat roofs and utilize natural materials.

The third home is particularly noteworthy for its setting in a fermerly agricultural area, reminding viewers of the history of family farming that defined University Place. It still has 100 fruit trees on the property.

The remaining two homes are "garden only". One is an urban farm complete with espaliered fruit trees and tour particpants will see an amazing array of produce a small residential backyard can yield. The other home is a small horse farm located on the ank of Leach Creek, complete with a spring fed pond and waterfall. There is an abundance of wildlife and the sense of life when UP was "country living."

The Curran House, which recently was listed on the State and National Historic Registries will be available for viewing.

Tickets are tax deductable and can be purchased at the following locations:  

  • Grassi's Flowers and Gifts 1702 Pacific Ave, Tacoma
  • Grassi's Flowers and Gifts 3602 Center St., Tacoma
  • l, 4020 Bridgeport Way W, University Place
  • Westside Community Bank, 4922 Bridgeport Way W, University Place
  • , 7216 27th St W, University Place

Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event only at the Curran House, 4009 Rock Road, University Place.

For more information call Cindy @ 253.584-2758.

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Patricia Mannie, Patricia & Co. May 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM
This sounds like an interesting event! I am looking forward to it

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