Historic Florissant Hosts Christmas House Tour

Historic Florissant’s House Tour returns this year with a collection of homes to fill you with Christmas spirit.

The tour will be held on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 2 – 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at Dooley’s Florist or Korte’s, both in the 600 block of St. Francois, or at the Historic Florissant office in the Gittemeier House at 1067 Dunn Road.

All the sites on the tour are located in Historic Old Town, easily within walking distance of each other. The houses range in age from 212 years to 80 years, including some new to Historic Florissant’s tour this year. Most of the sites will offer light refreshments.

Houses on the Tour  

The houses on this year’s tour are: the Cougot House, 960 St. Catherine, the Peters House, 990 St. Francois, the Peters’ Gardeners House, 520 Brown, the Auguste Aubochon House, 1002 St. Louis, the Millman House, 693 Lafayette, the Auguste Archambault House, 603 St. Denis, and the Louisa Garrett House, 280 Washington.

In addition, the Gittemeier House, the home of Historic Florissant, at 1067 Dunn Road, will be open, as well as St. Ferdinand Shrine.

Hendel’s Market Café will also be open and offering wine samples. Dooley’s Florist will be celebrating with a Christmas Open House. Korte’s will also be open and offering 10% off all gift items.

Attendance Prize Drawing

One lucky ticket holder will receive $100 worth of books on Florissant’s history. A ticket number will be drawn at 6 p.m. when the tour ends. The winning number will be posted on Historic Florissant’s website as well as at Dooley’s, Korte’s and the Gittemeier House. The winner will need to present the winning ticket to collect their books.

For more information, call 921-7055 or e-mail historicflo@aol.com.


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