House tours planned for upcoming weekend

October 19, 2012 by  

Washington D.C. will be the host this weekend for three house tours of a variety of residences in different areas of the city. Each organization sponsoring the tours is likely to use flyer printing and poster printing to attract as many people as possible in the local communities and tourists to the area at this time of year to attend these events.

There will be five homes and buildings in the 45th annual Dupont Circle House Tour, which takes place this Sunday afternoon, October 21. Included in the tour is the Tapies, an unusual building in the city constructed of masonry, steel, and glass; a brick house on Swann Street dated in 1920 that displays the artwork of Robert E. Kuhn; a Victorian-era brownstone which is the headquarters for the Kurdistan Regional Government in the United States; the Scottish Rite Temple; and a row house from the 20th century that uses sustainable technologies in a green living space. The price for the tour also includes afternoon tea.

‘Homes and History of the Hawlings River Valley’ is sponsored by the Sandy Springs Museum and tales place on Saturday afternoon. This event focuses on the homes and properties in the neighborhood of Sandy Spring and the Hawlings River Valley. All from the 19th century, some of the houses and buildings featured will include Riverton, Brooke Meadow, Brookeville Woolen Mill, and St. Luke’s Church.

The Southwest D.C. Waterfront Boat-Home Tour will take place tomorrow afternoon and features those house barges, sailboats, cabin cruisers, and other households which people use as their permanent residences.