Historic Dennisville Christmas House Tour

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The 29th Historic Dennisville Christmas House Tour is our premier fund raising event.  On the 3rd Saturday of December a minimum of 8 beautifully decorated 18th and 19th century historic homes, as well as several public buildings and 2 churches, are open to the public.  Please think about starting your holiday season with a festive glimpse of history in Dennisville at Christmas time! 

  • Sponsor – Dennisville Historic Home Owners Association, Inc., [501 (c)(3)].
  • Date – Saturday, December 15, 2018.
  • Time – 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
  • Tickets - $15.00 - sold at the Dennisville Post Office, 24 Hall Ave. in Dennisville the day of the tour beginning at 3:30 pm. Advance ticket sales will be available online at https://www.dhhoa.org beginning October 1, 2018.
  • Dennis Township Middle School Student Government students will serve as greeters to distribute programs and get tour goers started on their way. Houses open at 4:00 PM. The Post Office will be open for stamp sales as well.
  • Refreshments and comfort stations at the Dennisville United Methodist Church Social Hall, the Dennis Volunteer Fire Station and the Dennis Township Old School House Museum.
  • The Middletones Carolers (Middle Township High School a cappella vocal quartet) will perform through the village in period costume.
  • Alice Belanger McGuigan’s illustrated “Historic Dennisville: A Walking Tour will be available for sale at the ticket center.
  • Dennis Volunteer Fire Company – will be open with new and antique equipment on display. Light refreshments will also be available there.
  • For further information visit http://dhhoa.org or contact Jack Connolly at (609) 861-1338 or at Dennisvillechristmashousetour@verizon.net.
  • The Dennis Township School House Museum will open at 3:30 PM. You might want to take a quick look tonight and make arrangements to return for a more in depth visit at a later date.FEATURE   HOUSE - The Jonathan and Sarah James House - ca. 1860The Jonathan and Sarah James House was built about 1860 in a vernacular interpretation of the Greek Revival style. The main portion of this 2-story frame house is three bays wide and two bays deep with a center entrance. The side gabled roof has overhanging eaves and a boxed cornice with returns in the gable ends. The eaves are decorated with ca. 1890 flat jig saw cut trim in a tear-drop shape. The front door has a surround of reeded pilasters that support a cornice with a dentiled pediment. Of special interest to visitors is the side sun room with the many multi-paned windows. The house has survived the foreclosure process and its new owners are giving the house plenty of well deserved attention.

    FEATURE   HOUSE  -  The Jonathan and Sarah James House - ca. 1860

    picture of the Jonathan and Sarah James House

  • The Jonathan and Sarah James House was built about 1860 in a vernacular
    interpretation of the Greek Revival style.Snowbound Jonathan and Sarah James House The main portion of this 2-story frame house is three bays wide and two bays deep with a center entrance.  The side gabled roof has overhanging eaves and a boxed cornice with returns in the gable ends.  The eaves are decorated with ca. 1890 flat jig saw cut trim in a tear-drop shape.  The front door has a surround of reeded pilasters that support a cornice with a dentiled pediment.  Of special interest to visitors is the side sun room with the many multi-paned windows.  The house has survived the foreclosure process and its new owners are giving the house plenty of well deserved attention.      

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