York home tour to be Dec. 14-15

From staff reportsNovember 19, 2013 

— The 31st annual Christmas in Olde York holiday historic home tour will be 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15.

Tickets are $10 and can be used on either day or both days until visitors have toured all the sites. Advance tickets are available at the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, 23 E. Liberty Street, or by calling 803-684-2590.

The tour is presented by the Yorkville Historical Society.

Tickets will no longer be sold at the homes on the event days. They will only be available at the York chamber and at the McCelvey Center.

Homes on the tour are:

• The Pratt House, 7 College St., owned by Jason and Sarah Lane.

• The McElwee House, 8 College St., owned by Henry and Elizabeth Owen.

• The Witherspoon/Hunter House, 15 W. Liberty St., owned by Edward and Carolyn Wood.

• The Spencer House, 102 Kings Mountain St., owned by Terry and Robin Sartain.

• The Snyder/Gilliam House, 109 E. Jefferson St., owned by Murray and Hazel Somerville.

• The McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., hosted by Culture & Heritage Museums staff.

A related event, with a separate admission charge, will be a concert of the N.C. Baroque Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at McCelvey.

Concert tickets are also $10, available at the York chamber and at McCelvey. The concert is sponsored by Murray and Hazel Somerville and The Men’s Shop in downtown York. For details, call 803-684-9022.

For the home tour, organizers suggest visitors begin the tour at McCelvey Center, because there is plenty of parking and four of the six sites listed below are within one block.

Visitors should not park on Kings Mountain Street. Vans or buses can park at the left side and rear of the McCelvey Center.

The rear of McCelvey Center also has an entrance for the handicapped. Use the elevator on the left as you enter the building to the first floor. Tickets will be available at the front desk.

Public restrooms are available at the McCelvey Center and the Greater York Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments are available at both sites and at Flowers, Etc. at 32 N. Congress St.

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