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Ripley’s Christmas Candlelight House Tour

By Carol Stivers –

The Dec. 11, Ripley Heritage Candlelight House Tour will include twelve sites.  Hours are from 1-5 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased for $15 at Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second St. in historic Ripley, Ohio.
Ripley Heritage, Inc. will host the Christmas Candlelight House Tour during “River Village Christmas”.
The self guided tour will include twelve sites, most are in Ripley’s 55 acre historic district.  The sites will feature architecture of Federal, Victorian and Prairie design.  The Ripley tour of homes is always a highlight of the holiday season as you are welcomed into some of the most historic and interesting homes in our area.
Listed on the 2016 house tour are:
• (1) Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second Street, an 1850’s Federal style house where tickets for this year’s tour may be purchased.
• (2) The home of Chris and Jill Benintendi, 230 N. Front Street, a 1900’s 21/2  story Prairie brick style
• (3) The home of Jerry and Hylda Strange, 200 N. Front Street, an early 1800’s Federal style home.
• (4) The home of Tom and Jane Zachman, 136 N. Front Street, a 1890’s Italianate style 21/2 story brick.
• (5) The home of Donald & Doris Brookbank, 124 N. Front Street, an early 1800’s row house.
• (6)  The home of Ben & Kim Pedigo, 12 N. Front Street, an early 1800’s Federal style row house.
• (7) The home of Larry & Patty Fithen, 19 N. Third Street, a two story brick bungalow style home built in 1916
• (8) The home of Sara Goldsberry, 106 N. Third Street, a late 1800’s Victorian.
Also featured on this year’s tour will be:
• (9) The Ohio Tobacco Museum, 703 S. Second Street, an early Federal Style, 2 story brick
• (10)The Parker House, a National Historic Landmark ,300 N. Front Street
• (11) St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 16 N. Fourth Street
• (12) Centenary United Methodist Church, Gothic and Romanesque Revival style architecture built around 1867.
Hot spiced tea will be served at Ripley Museum.  Strolling carolers will be heard singing traditional Christmas carols.  At dusk the village will glow with the light of candle luminaries.
This year’s tour features an outstanding group of sites.  Plan to spend Sunday, December 11 at the Ripley Heritage Candlelight House Tour.  The tour starts at Ripley Museum, 219 N. Second Street at 1 p.m.
The Ripley House Tour is for the benefit of Ripley Heritage, Inc. which operates Ripley Museum and Rankin House State Memorial.  For further information about the Dec. 11, Ripley Candlelight House Tour call:  Carol Stivers, 937-392-1135.

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