By Carol Stivers –
Ripley Heritage will sponsor the thirty-first Christmas Candlelight House Tour. It will take place Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 5:00 p.m. in historic Ripley. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour at the Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second St. Tickets are $15.
There are twelve historic sites on this year’s tour. It is always a highlight of the holiday season, as you are welcomed into Ripley’s museums, churches and some of the most historic and interesting homes in the area. Hot spiced tea will be served at Ripley Museum.
Two of the interesting homes on this year’s tour are the former home of Dr. George P. Tyler, Jr. and his wife Junia , now owned by Chris and Jill Benintendi located at 230 North Front Street. It was built around 1900 of buff brick and features 21/2 stories. It has a commanding view of the Ohio River.
Another featured home is one of Ripley’s original rowhouses that dates back to the early 1800’s and was built by the founder of Ripley, Col. James Poage, now owned by Donald and Doris Brookbank. It has recently been renovated for comfortable and modern living.
Plan to spend Sunday, December 11 at the Ripley Heritage Candlelight House Tour. The tour starts at Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second at 1 p.m.
All proceeds from the Ripley Heritage Candlelight House Tour go to help run Rankin House and Ripley Museum.
For further information about the Dec. 11, Ripley Candlelight House Tour call Carol Stivers at (937) 392-1135.