Known for its historic buildings, flower-bedecked streets and delightful mix of unique shops and cozy restaurants, Cedarburg is currently preparing to welcome hundreds of visitors to the Architectural Treasures Tour on Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7th – an event that has been a tradition for the last 46 years.
For months leading up to the tour, a dedicated committee from the Cedarburg Cultural Center has been working tirelessly to pull things together. Five unique homes within the community have been identified that illustrate the architectural history of Ozaukee County, and these will be available to tour on Saturday, between 10am and 5pm or on Sunday, between noon and 4pm when homeowners of the properties have generously agreed to open their doors and welcome visitors into their homes in the spirit of keeping history alive. Knowledgeable docents will be present at the properties to share unique details of architectural interest as guests explore each and every home.
- The Burger Home, that dates back to 1897, is a colorful Victorian that has been creatively renovated and restored
- The Duckert Home, built in 1907, features original stucco and decorate trim
- The Frontier Home on Madison Avenue is a 1920s Arts & Crafts bungalow, carefully renovated and expanded to highlight works of local artists
- The Krause Farm on Western Avenue is a working horse farm in a pastoral setting that boasts an 1860s Irish barn
- The Durante Home located alongside Cedar Creek showcases an 1840s mill building and the foundation of a second mill, flanked by a mid-century modern home on Green Bay Road.
Start your day at any of the locations identified in the program and proceed at your own pace, taking the time to stop for refreshments before, during or after the tour at any of the local restaurant sponsors. And, for those who’d perhaps like to make a weekend of it, give us a call—we may have one or two rooms still available at our Cedarburg inn.
Tickets cost $17 in advance from the Cedarburg Cultural Center, Johnson’s Gardens or Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly, and may also be purchased by visiting cedarburgculturalcenter.org. Good both days, tickets may also be purchased for $20 at any one of the historic homes on the day of the tour. Want to know more? Call the CCC at 262-375-3676.