2016 Spring Housewalk taking place May 1

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The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest will host the annual Spring Housewalk this coming Sunday, May 1, from 1-5 p.m. The theme for 2016 is Ridgeland Revisited, touring seven homes built between 1898 and 1916 in the Ridgeland Historic District.

According to the OPRF Historical Society, tours are self-guided so attendees can choose which order they visit the houses, and they can take their time at each site as it generally does not take the full four hours to see everything noteworthy.

Tickets are $35 the day of the event. However, $30 tickets can be purchased online by visiting oprfhistory.org. Programs for the event can be picked up starting at 12:30 p.m. at the New Home for History, 129 Lake Street.

The Ridgeland Historic District was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The land covers nearly 540 acres and includes buildings that vary from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style of architecture that can be found in the FLW Praire School of Architecture Historic District, according to the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission.

For more information, email oprfhistorymatters@sbcglobal.net or call 708-848-6755.

Photo courtesy of jaxstumpes.blogspot.com

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