Tuesday, May 04, 2010

If You're Into Old Homes and in Central New York

I came across a pretty great tour on the internet.  Having grown up in Syracuse and being a big fan of architect Joseph Silsbee, I couldn't help but spread the news.

Next month, on June 4th and 5th, the Barnes Foundation is holding a reception and tour to benefit the restoration of the Barnes Hiscock Mansion.  The mansion is one of the oldest surviving homes on what used to be Syracuse's Millionaire's Row.  It was built for George and Rebecca Barnes and the place is brimming with history.

In 1878 and 1882, George and Rebecca hired Silsbee to design additions and renovations to the home.  For more info on those, you can check out my other blog: Searching for Silsbee.  The place is spectacular and this is a rare chance to see the interiors.

The tour also features garden tours of six homes. It looks like a great way to spend the day for a great cause. For more information about the tour and reception, click here.    

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