The Mooresville Historic Preservation Commission will host its 2010 tour of historic downtown homes Saturday and next Sunday.
The tour will feature six historic homes and First Presbyterian Church, commission chairman Brent Zande said:
The McNeely House, 343 S. Academy St., circa 1910.
The Mary Rankin Carr House, 335 S. Academy St., circa 1900.
The Annie Rankin Carr House, 329 S. Academy St., 1902.
The Sumter Brawley House, 341 W. Center Ave., 1907.
The Kipka House, 444 W. Center Ave., 1912.
A Mooresville Mill Village house, 373 E. Wilson Ave., 1902.
Last year, more than 1,000 visitors toured homes off Academy Street and Center Avenue and in the historic mill village, Zande said.
Tour hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. next Sunday.
A Starry Night Downtown party Friday night in John Franklin Moore Park will open the tour. Party tickets are $45, including admission to the Mooresville Museum. Soirée on Main will provide food and a cash bar.
The Mooresville Artist Guild will allow visitors a peek at the visiting American Watercolor Society Travel Show, scheduled for exhibition at the Mooresville Train Depot May 22-June 27.
Tour tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Tickets to the tour and Starry Night Downtown are available at MI-Connection, 435 S. Broad St.; Ye Old Mantle, 106 N. Broad St.; Tullulah's, 102 N. Broad St.; BB&T, 255 N. Main St.; Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St. in Cornelius; and Resettler's Antique Mall, 1635 Salisbury Road in Statesville.
You also can buy tickets on tour days for $15 at the McNeely House, 343 S. Academy St. Details: www.historicmooresville.org.