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Open house tours in the Buffalo-Niagara area

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Interested in visiting some of the historic homes in Buffalo-Niagara? Three upcoming home tours will be showcasing historical homes that are in various stages of restoration – a great way to learn about Buffalo-Niagara through its residential architecture.

Historic Linwood Tour of Homes – Sunday, May 4th from noon to 5 p.m. along Linwood Ave.; this year’s theme is “Streetscape of Buffalo History.” The tour features 10 homes built between 1860 and 1920, having undergone extensive restoration and some of which have become multiple-unit residences; also part of the tour is the Summer Street Cat Clinic, which is a converted carriage house. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour – find out more at Historic Linwood’s website.

Parkside Tour of Homes – Sunday, May 18th from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Parkside area featuring 10 homes. The event is held rain or shine, and the tour is not for children under 12; the self-guided tour begins at the Darwin Martin House, 125 Jewett Pkwy. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 the day of the tour ($5 discount for Parkside Community Association members) – find out more at www.parksidebuffalo.org.

Lewiston Tour of Kitchens and Homes – Saturday and Sunday, June 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Six homes in the area will feature a chef from a local restaurant offering samples of a signature dish, plus professionally designed tablescapes. Tickets are $27 and are available at www.tourofkitchens.net; Wegmans locations around the area are also selling ticket vouchers now.

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