Monday, September 5, 2016

Explore Six Historic Homes in Torrington Sept. 9 & 10

The second annual Torrington House tour is taking place this year on Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the preview party is slated to be held on Friday, September 9 from  5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 


The The 2016 Torrington house tour will feature 6 interesting homes ranging in age from 1800 to 2013. These homes offer an array of style, size and personal d├ęcor. This year's tour also includes two re-purposed dairy barns... one of which hosts an antique flea market and one of which has been restored for private events. The house tour homes have been lovingly cared for and are literally a tour through Torrington's history.

The houses include the Grosskost House, a colonial revival brick house built in 1934, the Harley T. Alling House built in 1918, designed by the well-respected Torrington architect, Edwin H. Waterbury, and the Leslie E. Clark House built in the tudor style in 1930.  Also on the tour is a farmhouse, Giles Whiting House,  built in  1800 and  listed on the State Register of Historic Places, the Alpheus Hodges House, ca 1855 at The Inn at Mount Pleasant Farm built in the Gothic Revival style home around 1855 and a large barn built in 1860 and listed on the State Register of Historic Places.  The final house on the tour is called Inverness, it is a grand contemporary that was built in 2013; a highlight of this home is the 30 mile view overlooking Torrington and the Naugatuck River Valley.

The Preview Party on September 9 will begin with a bus tour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. of the featured homes.  The party continues from 7-9 party in the restored. post and beam barn at the Inn at Mt Pleasant Farm.The party includes: food, drink ,music and great ambiance. Preview Party attendees also receive free admission to the Saturday tour.

Tickets for the house tour on Saturday, September 10 are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the tour. The house tour includes a tour of six homes, shuttle bus (optional), and printed program. Some of the of the featured homes will have music and refreshments. Check in and shuttle buses are located at the NW CT Chamber of Commerce 333 Kennedy Drive Torrington. Tickets are available online.

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