2008 DUST to DAZZLE Tour
Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization Inc. (Butte CPR) is presenting the fourth Dust to Dazzle Renovation Home Tour on Saturday, June 28, 2007, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. with a summer tea afterwards (2:00 to 6:00).
Designed to showcase recent and progressing projects in historic Butte, this tour will provide an opportunity to view six structures in varying stages of renovation. The tour can be started at any of the six locations and followed in any sequence, but plan to finish at the Summer Tea. Tickets are $12.50 each, or two for $20.00, Tea inclusive.
|Locations (click to enlarge)|
| 212 N. Crystal
111½ W. Copper
6th Floor Loft
315 N. Montana
605 W. Park
521 S. Washington
|Map in PDF format|
Owners will be present to explain their
renovation process, problems encountered, and
motivations. Butte CPR volunteers will also serve as
guides, providing additional information. A short
history of each building and its National Register
significance will be available as well.
The Summer Tea, at the historic St. Marks Lutheran Church (223 S. Montana, photo, left), will be an opportunity for tour visitors to share their thoughts over fine tea, hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
The tour is sponsored in part by area vendors whose products and services were used in these projects; they will also be on hand to speak with tour attendees and offer assistance in explaining their products and services. In addition state and local historic preservation organizations will be represented, including representatives of the BSB Historic Preservation Commission, who will be available to answer questions about the new Historic Preservation Ordinance and associated guidelines and tax incentives.
Proceeds will benefit Butte CPR's many projects, most notably its Historic Improvement Project fund, which has provided awards of more than $20,000 to property owners for improvements. While the funds raised will be a welcome assist, the principal reasons for the tour are to inspire people to purchase and restore historic buildings in Butte (now, together with Anaconda, the nation's largest National Historic Landmark District), to show what great results can be achieved while bringing an historic building back from the brink, and to meet the varied and wonderful people who enjoy doing it. We hope that tour attendees and volunteers will find a new neighbor!
Advance tickets are available after June 14th at All About Lights • 2843 Amherst, 533-1333, and
Cavanaugh's County Celtic, 131 W. Park (723-1183). Tickets may
also be purchased June 28th at any of the 6 locations on the tour.
Please e-mail CPR or call 490-3216 for more info and/or to Volunteer!
Descriptions of 2005 and 2006 and 2007 Dust to Dazzle tours