To help meet the Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County’s goal to save historic buildings in Fort Scott, money has been raised since 1980 in their annual Homes for the Holidays tour. This year in addition to four homes showcased and a shopping event offered, a quilt show was added along with a Christmas tree contest.
This year, the Ed and Christine Lundberg home on Friday evening was the first part of the HPA’s tour, called Moonlight and Mistletoe. The home was built in 1970s contemporary style. Guests were limited to 100 and appetizers were served.
The Stocking Stuffer shopping event was held Saturday and Sunday at Fort Scott Middle School also as part of Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County’s fundraising.
Three Homes for the Holiday were decorated for the tour.
The Nate and Bailey Lyons home at 919 Burke was built nearly 100 years ago by Charles Gunn and completed renovated into a contemporary family home by the Lyons.
The Bob and Terri Taylor home at 315 Holbrook was built in the 1880s in the Victorian style.
The Shiney Studio, 2nd Street and National Avenue, is the former St. Andrews Episcopal Church.
The Presbyterian Village Christmas Tree Contest was part of the Homes for the Holiday tour for the first time this year. The village is an assisted living facility.
Pictured are some of the trees that were stationed around the assisted living facility at 2401 S. Horton.
A quilt show was a feature of the Homes for the Holidays tour for 2017, which was located in the Beaux Arts Center, north of the Fort Scott Post Office.