November 27, 2014

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Residents invited to stroll through history on South Court Street

The homes on the tour are: n Fortney home, 835 S. Court St. n Parker/Lamb home, 721 S. Court St. n Wagner home, 701 S. Court St. n Beck/Kurilko home, 614 S. Court St. n Gasper home, 582 S. Court St. n Prentice/Kauffman home, 529 S. Court St. n Holben/McComsey home, 514 S. Broadway St. (shown above) n Gunkleman/Dickard home, 533 S. Broadway St. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

The homes on the tour are:
• Fortney home, 835 S. Court St.
• Parker/Lamb home, 721 S. Court St.
• Wagner home, 701 S. Court St.
• Beck/Kurilko home, 614 S. Court St.
• Gasper home, 582 S. Court St.
• Prentice/Kauffman home, 529 S. Court St.
• Holben/McComsey home, 514 S. Broadway St. (shown above)
• Gunkleman/Dickard home, 533 S. Broadway St.
(PHOTO PROVIDED)

Eight historic homes on Medina’s South Court Street will be open for tours Saturday during the fifth annual Twilight Stroll Home Tour.

The tours run 5 to 9 p.m. and will feature live music, actors in period costumes and classic cars.

“South Court was home to many of the leading movers-and-shakers of old Medina, and it’s interesting to see how they lived and how styles have changed over the years,” said Bill Lamb, organizer and South Court Street homeowner.

The Chevron and Rose trio will perform at the Parker/Lamb house 6 to 7 p.m. and singer/songwriter Deanna Drockton will perform at the Prentice/Kaufman house 6 to 9 p.m.

Local resident Laura Loew will provide a display of clothing at 644 S. Court St. called “Walking Through the Decades of Fashion on South Court — 1850 to 1960.” The display gives an intimate look at what people wore in the past 100 years.

At the same location as the fashion display, there will be a “Downton Abbey” castle backdrop where tourists can have their picture taken.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Miss Molly’s, Cool Beans and the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau. On Saturday, tickets also will be on sale 1 to 4 p.m. at the interurban station (across the street from Castle Noel on South Court Street) and at 575 S. Court St. 5 to 7 p.m.

Lamb, an at-large councilman, said the event is a fundraiser for the South Court Street Historic Neighborhood Association.

Contact reporter Andrew Davis at (330) 721-4050 or adavis@medina-gazette.com.