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47th Annual Lafayette Square Home & Garden Tour
Ten Victorian homes and gardens will be on tour, including two condominium units in the The Georgian, formerly known as City Hospital. The hospital operated for nearly 140 years before it closed its doors in 1985. The buildings sat empty for almost 20 years, faced threats of demolition, became a playground for urban explorers and were the subject of many ghost stories. Visitors will also get a rare glimpse of a home that has been practically untouched for over 100 years before extensive renovations begin. One of the home’s first owners was a famous psychic who held “sessions” in the third floor ballroom.
The weekend-long celebration will also include an antique fair, vintage base ball festival and Saturday evening concert in historic Lafayette Park. A trolley will run in a loop around the neighborhood, while a horse-drawn carriage will amble through Lafayette Park. Unique gift shops, art galleries and top-rated restaurants in the vibrant business district will offer amenities.