Historic Nevada homes open to visitors
May 28, 2008
It happens only once a year that some of Nevada’s oldest homes open their doors for the Genoa Home & Garden Tour.
The 10th annual self-guided tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and will include 10 stops. Tickets are $12 each at Antiques Plus in Genoa, the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Authority in the museum in Gardnerville, Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City and at the dental offices of Timothy Stoll at 1625 Highway 88, Suite 201, in Minden and 3351 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 1, in South Lake Tahoe. Proceeds will benefit in part the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra.
Among this year’s featured locations are the Borges horse ranch and the 1858 Seamon House. There’s also the Dake House – which was the home of C.W. Dake, Genoa’s undertaker – and the Cerise Mott Fettic House. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each of the homes will have a guide at the door to answer questions. The Genoa Cemetery at the north end of town also is part of the tour. A map of the cemetery ties in residents who built some of the homes to their final resting places.
Mary Grace Miluck, daughter of the late author Nancy Miluck, donated Genoa Carson Valley books, which will be free to everyone on the tour.
Another feature of the tour will be a talk by Dave Ruff of the Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City. Also speaking will be Jim Vinton of Mountain Shadows Landscape and Heather Kahabka of Plant It Nursery in Gardnerville. All the speakers will be in the Dake House poppy garden at various times of the day.
Other stops on the tour will include the Heitman House, built in 1890; the Buffaloe home, a modern contemporary; the Hanging Tree; and the Genoa Community Church.
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For more information, call (775) 782-4951 or visit http://www.genoaevents.com.