The home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Christmas is at 501 South Lee St. (Special photo)
AMERICUS — The Christmas Tour of Homes in Americus presented by Sumter Historic Trust has something for everyone to enjoy.
From white columned homes in Americus’ historic residential district to a sophisticated condominium in the heart of the downtown business district, the tour offers the opportunity to peek inside a wide and interesting selection of historic homes and buildings featuring different architectural styles from Craftsman bungalow to the 1890s era, all dressed in holiday finery.
Tour hours are Noon - 6 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $20 per person for the tour and $50 a ticket for the tour and cocktail party at the Lee Council House at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Americus Welcome Center at 123 West Lamar St., Minick Interiors on 303 West Lamar St., the Hooks Agency at 108 West Lamar St. or on the day of the tour. Tickets and maps with information on each home will be available at the Lee Council House, Trust headquarters at 318 East Church St.
Residences in the spotlight for the tour include: Ms. Tracy K. Hall, 601 South Lee St.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Christmas, 501 South Lee St.; Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Waldrop, 121 Taylor St.; Colin and Lucy Crisp Perry, 601 Harrold Ave.; and the downtown condominium of Mark Minick, 303 West Lamar St.
Public buildings on tour are the Windsor Hotel (circa 1890); the Lee Council House, 318 East Church St., (circa 1902) and Calvary Episcopal Church, 408 South Lee St., where women of the church will serve hot cider, coffee and sweets to tour goers in Lawrence Parish Hall.