THROWBACK THURSDAY – Highlights of the Landmark Association Christmas Tour of Homes


A holiday tradition is making an in-person comeback for the first time since the
pandemic this season. The Landmark Association Christmas Tour of Homes is
returning to Bowling Green this Sunday, December 4th . With eight historic homes
featured on the tour, we’ll take you on a quick tour of what to expect at each stop.
With a history that started back in 1818, the State Street Baptist Church is one of the
first featured stops on this self-guided tour around Bowling Green.

This historic church has also played several historic roles in the African American community.
Nearby is next stop, 545 East Main Ave., which has been renovated into a meeting
space and AirBnB. Built in 1885, the home’s original red brick walls help tell its
story. More information on this home can be found on the East Main BG website.

The new Meltdown Iced Cream & Soda Fountain on Fountain Square is another stop
on this tour. This is part of the oldest building on Fountain Square, the Quigley-
Younglove building, built in 1837, on the corner of Main and State Streets. meltdown
is the latest edition to the bustling heart of downtown Bowling Green.
The residential home at 1318 Chestnut St. is a wonderful example of the colonial
style, originally built in 1937. The home’s original hardwood floors are featured
throughout.

And a Bowling Green home that was once featured in This Old House magazine is
another stop on the Christmas Tour of Homes. At 1303 State St., the home was
originally built in 1896 as an example of Queen Anne architecture. Former mayor
Elaine Walker and her husband Dorian have renovated the home to its ornate
current condition.

The home at 933 Covington St. is another example of beautiful colonial style. built-in
1938, much of the home’s historic charm remains and is featured throughout the
tour.

The next stop at 1520 Scottsville Road is a residence built in 1924. Celebrating
almost a century since its birth, this home’s large acreage is a rarity among the
neighborhoods being toured.

The final stop on the tour is the former home of the late Jerry Baker, at 4701
Morgantown Road. Built in the 1970s, this home is decorated with works of art from
across the globe. Its uniqueness stems from the fine arts and decorative spaces
adorned with cultural pieces from around the world.

Tickets to the Christmas Tour of Homes are $10 each. The tour runs Sunday,
December 4th , from 1-5 pm Find out more information on the Landmark
Association’s website and social media.

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