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Sunday’s Historic Home Tour Presented By OCP

The Meguschar-Feltner Home (pictured above) and the Allison-Languell-Long Home (shown below) will both be featured on Sunday’s Historic Home Tour, presented by Owen County Preservations. The Meguschar-Feltner Home, a lovely brick bungalow located at 358 West Hillside Avenue, was built by Hattie Staley. She sold her home to Walter and Bertha Meguschar in 1947 where they resided with their son, Allan. Following the death of Walter and later, Bertha, Allan sold the home to Don and Lea Feltner in 2001. They have carefully updated and restored the house to the lovely home it is today, inside and out. The Allison-Languell-Long Home, located at 329 West Hillside Avenue, is the final stop on the tour. It was built around 1920 by Wilbur Allison for his wife, Edna. In 1943 two Spencer families purchased the home, Glenn and Halcyon May and Walter and Isabel Goldberg. In 1948 the Goldbergs moved their young family to a new home. The Mays sold the home to George and Mary Ann Languell in 1965. Melvin and Julia Long purchased the home in early 2004 and have shared it with his stepmother, Gladys Long. This Colonial Revival house has many evidences of the elegance of the era.

Sunday’s tour will begin at the Owen County Heritage and Culture Center on the corner of East Market and South Washington streets. The tour will begin at the Owen County Heritage and Culture Center on the corner of East Market and South Washington streets. Tickets for the tour ($15 per person – all ages) will be sold there between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The tour homes will remain open for visitors until 5:30 p.m. Upon leaving the Carnegie, those on the tour will get a “sneak peak” at the progress inside the theatre. A docent will be there to answer questions and give a little background to the present events.

When you purchase a tour ticket, you will become an active leader in the future of the Tivoli Theatre. Upon completion of the restoration by the Cook Group, the theatre will become the sole responsibility of Owen County Preservations as it strives to create a well run, self-sustaining operation supported by memberships, fundraisers, grants, and private donations.

So, come on out, take the tour, see four beautiful homes and the Tivoli, and take advantage of the opportunity to be among the first people showing support for this amazing structure, right here on the Spencer square. (Courtesy Photos)

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