Urban Loft Tour

Thank you for making the Champaign County Preservation Alliance 2017 Urban Loft Tour a success!

We appreciate loft owners opening their spaces for the tour

Thank you to Real Living Darby Creek for being the sponsor

Special thanks to the many volunteers we rely upon to make the tour happen

26th Historic Home & Garden Tour

JUNE 23-24, 2018 
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM


The Champaign County Preservation Alliance is excited to feature St. Paris, Ohio, for this year’s Historic Home and Garden Tour.  The tour includes seven private homes, one private garden, two historic churches, the St. Paris Library, the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel, and the Pony Wagon Museum.

DETOUR ON STATE ROUTE 36.  During our Home and Garden Tour, the County Engineers will have Route 36 closed east of St. Paris  and west of Westville.  Traveling from Urbana, the suggested detour is to turn left off Route 36 onto Runkle Road, then turn right on Kite Road, then turn left back onto Route 36 and continue to St. Paris.
Click here for detour map.

$15/person at the door
$12/person for pre-sale tickets – Locations listed below

A New Leaf Florist – 111 N. Main Street
Nest 1896 – 204 W. Columbus Avenue

St. Paris
Braden’s Café & Sweets – 115 W. Main Street
St. Paris Hardware – 114 W. Main Street
Char’s Market & Deli – 146 S. Springfield Street
Thornton’s Furniture – 147 S. Springfield Street

David Fair on the Square – 301 Public Square SE
Fulton Farms – 2393 State Route 202

Interiors by Alice – 1112 Wapakoneta Avenue
Dekker’s Flowers – 723 N. Main Street

Readmore Hallmark – 430 N. Main Street
GeNell’s Flowers – 300 E. Ash Street

Tipp City
Happenstance – 32 E. Main Street

West Liberty
Mad River Farm Market – 7538 US Highway 68
Civista Bank – 205 S. Detroit
Dorcey’s – 108 N. Detroit
Marie’s Candies – 311 Zanesfield Road

The Peoples  Savings Bank – 10 Monument Square
Security Bank – 1 Monument Square
Chamber/Champaign County Visitor’s Center – 107 N. Main Street
Unique Boutique – 112 N. Main Street
Kaleidoscope – 117 N. Main Street
Guild Galleries – 118 N. Main Street
Perpetual Savings Bank – 120 N. Main Street
The Boston – 121 N. Main Street
Fruit Salad – 224 Scioto Street
Ethel’s Flowers – 239 Scioto Street
Civista Bank – 601 Scioto Street
The Peoples Savings Bank – 618 Scioto Street
Security Bank – 828 Scioto Street
Cupboard Distributing – 1463 US Highway 68

Security Bank – 2 S. Main Street
Hemisphere Coffee Roasters – 22 S. Main Street
Mechanicsburg Village Pharmacy – 26 S. Main Street
Mechanicsburg Public Library – 60 S. Main Street

Free parking and complimentary shuttle will be available at the Welcome Tent located at 370 E. Main Street at the historic school building.

Please note this tour is not handicap accessible.

No pets are allowed in the homes, buildings, or garden.

The Historic Home and Garden Tour would not be possible without all those in the community who support the Champaign County Preservation Alliance.  Below is a list of our benefactors and site sponsors for this year’s event.  If you wish to learn more about each, click on the organizations’ names to visit their websites.

Bundy Baking Solutions
The Peoples Savings Bank

Site Sponsors
Atkins Shively Funeral Home
The Champaign County Tourism Bureau
CT Communications
Darby Dental / Urbana Dental
Dusty Hurst, Real Living Darby Creek Real Estate
Henderson Land Investment Company
Market Square Realty
RE/MAX Alliance – The V. Patrick Hamilton Group
Tri-County Insurance
Turner Landscaping
Willman Furniture


Train Trip


We had over 1,000 riders, young and old, from many local communities

The Champaign County Preservation Alliance plans to sponsor the train trip again in Fall of 2018

Stay tuned . . .

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