When: Sun., Sept. 18, 12-5 p.m. 2011
Experience the grandiloquence and fine craftsmanship of 19th century architecture during this nine-stop tour of homes in the leafy and charming Irvington neighborhood. The Benton House is included on the tour, and proceeds from the event help to maintain the 138-year-old French Mansard-style home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Benton House is owned by the Irvington Historic Landmarks Foundation. Tickets may be purchased at various Irvington merchants, including Lazy Daze Coffeehouse (10 S. Johnson Ave.), where you can kickstart your tour with a hot cup of joe.
Price: $12 advance, $15 day of.