Saturday, October 15th, 12:00-4:00pm The 3rd Annual West Liberty Tour of Homes will be held Saturday, October 15, from 12:00-4:00pm. Proceeds from the tour will go to the West Liberty Business Association and be used for community events.
On tour this year will be the Town Hall and Bobbi’s Bungalow, a new Bed & Breakfast in the community, as well as 3 family homes. Do not miss these 6 amazing tour stops. This would be a lovely outing for locals or friends and family travelling to the area this weekend. The fall weather and gorgeous autumn leaves will make it a great day to explore the Village of West Liberty.
Tickets for the tour are just $15 and can be purchased at the Town Hall during the tour. Public restrooms are located in the Town Hall. Maps will be available at the Town Hall during the tour. Also, earlier in the day on October 15, in West Liberty, will be the Adriel Quilt Auction. Refreshments will be available from Sweetie Pie’s at all tour stops, and the Grove Community Center will provide water at the ticket sales table.
The first stop on the tour will be the Town Hall which has undergone an extensive renovation in 2015. The first floor Council and Township meeting rooms, the Village Clerk office and the new public restrooms will be on tour. Additionally, the second floor, which will be part of Phase III of the Renovation and is basically a time capsule of a 1940s music hall, will be on tour as well. Do not miss this opportunity to set foot inside such a treasure of local history and to learn of what changes have been and will be made during the remainder of the renovation.
The next stop on the tour will be the newly founded and renovated Bed & Breakfast, Bobbi’s Bungalow. The home features classic 1920-1930s era décor, as well as beautifully restored wood floors, bathroom and built-in cabinetry. The owners are active members of the local community, Jeff and Roberta Yoder, and they also own and operate Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC. There will be an Open House held in conjunction with the tour of homes. Enjoy this opportunity to view one of the area’s finest lodging options, and be sure to refer visiting friends and family to spend a night out on this beautiful property. Shine FM will provide music at this location.
The first stop on the tour will be the Town Hall which has undergone an extensive renovation in 2015. The first floor Council and Township meeting rooms, the Village Clerk Also on tour will be the lovely and welcoming Carroll family home, which is situated inside the village of West Liberty on West Baird Street. The family was drawn to the home’s great historic character with a few new additions. The home is decorated traditionally, with a nice mix of old and new décor.
The next two stops on the tour are located just out of town, along Township Road 47 east of the Village. First stop is the Mac-A-Cheek Piatt Castle which was constructed in 1864 and 1871. This is a 25 room castle that bears unique historical ties to the community. A World War II event will also be taking place during the tour on the lawn, put on by the Ohio Greater Living History Association.
And next door is the Gratz family home, formerly known as “The Pioneer House”, a nearly 200 year old cabin nestled on three wooded acres. Most of the home is decorated with 18th and 19th century antiques. This tour stop truly is a treasure to the community, having been involved in the Underground Railroad at one time. Hammered dulcimers will be playing at this location as well.
The final stop on the tour is the Moell family home, located conveniently off US Route 68 on West Kanagy Road, just south of West Liberty-Salem schools. The 4,000 square foot home has been beautifully restored, and boasts a lovely guest suite with exposed beams in the attic as well as a cozy screened in back porch and stone patio. The home is decorated in the Early American style with comfortable modern amenities. It has since been painted over by a previous owner, but the home once featured an amazing mural on the front living room fireplace painted by a Native American guest to the home in exchange for food in the 1800s. Live music will be provided at this location.