Volunteer for the Compton Heights House Tour on May 19 or 20 and receive a free ticket for the Tour. Home docents are still needed in some houses in shifts from 11am – 2pm or 2 – 5pm on either day of the tour. All volunteers receive a complimentary tour ticket. Compton Heights holds tours every 3-5 years, so you won’t want to miss this one. Plus, a number of additional activities are planned:
- 13 homes and 1 business will be open for touring. Several are on a tour for the first time.
- An Architectural Tour upgrade to Tour tickets will be offered. This cell phone-operated tour will provide enhanced information about the Tour homes, plus architectural facts, history and anecdotes about 13 additional homes that are not open to the public.
- A Biergarten will be held on the grounds of the Magic Chef Mansion 11am to 5pm both days of the tour . Plus, Compton Hill Neighborhood will sell food. Tour tickets are not required to enjoy the beer, wine, soft drinks, brats and music.
- Cooking demonstrations from the Joy of Cooking, written by Irma Starkloff Rombauer, will take place in the former Starkloff home on Longfellow at Compton. “Irma’s” will be on hand to re-tell an interesting part of our neighborhood’s history.