Sedona AZ (April 20, 2012) – The Sedona Heritage Museum will host a Sedona Historic Homes & Sites Tour on Saturday, April 28, in celebration of Arizona’s Centennial.
Twelve historic places within the Sedona city limits will be open for tour and interpretation. Dating from every decade from the 19-teens to the 1960s, the open houses range from a homesteader’s log cabin to mid-20th century modern homes. Besides historic homestead, ranch and orchard buildings, one home was built by a renowned European artist and yet another was one of the first homes in Sedona’s first subdivision. Many of these structures are examples of the craftsman-built ‘Folk’ style construction of early Sedona and others highlight the modern influences brought here by during the post WWII era and our early subdivision developers.
Today, mid-century modern styles have a national following. Two Howard Madole designed homes are part of the tour and along with two other houses, mid-century modern style will be well-represented. Madole was Sedona’s first architect.
Some of the owners have plans for extra features and offerings. Tour-goers will be greeted at each site by docents and history and photo displays.
The tour sites open at 9:00 a.m. Guests should pickup their tickets and souvenir books with maps at the Museum before proceeding. At 3:00 p.m. after the tour, participants are invited to return to the Museum for a reception, refreshments and a brief speaker program featuring long-time Sedona architect, Don Woods.
The tour is self-guided, tickets are $25.
This tour has been recognized by the state as an Official Arizona Centennial Event by the state’s organizing committee. The City of Sedona and the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office are tour co-sponsors.
“This tour was created to celebrate Arizona’s Centennial and share Sedona’s rich heritage of designated historic Landmarks”, said the City’s Historic Preservation Commission Chair Brynn Unger. Event Chairperson, Beth Lanzoni observes that this is a “rare opportunity to see historic private homes – some of Sedona’s hidden historic treasures.”
The Sedona Heritage Museum is located in Jordan Historical Park at 735 Jordan Rd. in Uptown Sedona. The Museum is housed in historic structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Call 928-282-7038 for more information.