News Feature

Originally published in Compass, June 26, 2014
Tour to feature historic homes
‘All Around the Town’

“All Around the Town,” the Stonington Public Library’s 12th annual house tour, will feature five houses on Friday, July 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The tour is a benefit for the library, with the proceeds earmarked for weatherizing the 117-year-old library building, according to a news release from the library.

This year’s homes are clustered at the east and west ends of town.

Built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the homes offer interesting histories as well as spectacular views of Stonington’s iconic harbor.

All feature expansions and renovations that display the talent of local builders and artisans. Original architectural details, such as tin ceilings, wood floors and bead-board walls, have been lovingly preserved. The surroundings of the homes are always of interest. One owner describes her horticultural style as “gardening with granite and fog.”

The houses will be numbered for identification and may be visited in any sequence. All are within one mile of the library, which is located downtown on Main Street.

Tickets are available at the library, as well as at Boyce’s Motel, Dockside Books, Island Approaches, and the Turtle Gallery.

Tickets will be on sale at the library on the day of the tour. For more information, call 367-5926 or email