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2019 dust to Dazzle is june 29

The Dust to Dazzle home tour, held annually in June, showcases recent and in-progress renovation projects in historic Butte. The tour provides an opportunity to view several structures in varying stages of renovation.

During the tour, owners are present to explain their renovation process, problems encountered, and motivations. Butte CPR volunteers serve as guides, providing additional information. A short history of each building and its National Register significance is available as well.

The tours are sponsored in part by area vendors whose products and services are used in the projects. Vendors are on hand to speak with tour attendees and provide information about their products and services.

State and local historic preservation organizations are also often represented, including representatives of the Butte-Silver Bow Historic Preservation Commission. These representatives can answer questions about the county’s Historic Preservation Ordinance and associated guidelines and tax incentives.

There is a charge for the tour, which is one of Butte CPR’s main fundraisers. Proceeds benefit Butte CPR's many projects, most notably its Historic Improvement Project fund.

While the funds raised are a welcome assist, the principal reasons for the tour are to inspire people to purchase and restore historic buildings in Butte, 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 usually available. Check the Events page for dates and locations.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Bill Tiskus at 697-4768, billgojets@yahoo.com.