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Step inside Fresno High homes during annual holiday tour

The Corson Home is on this year’s Fresno High Neighborhood Holiday Home Tour.
The Corson Home is on this year’s Fresno High Neighborhood Holiday Home Tour. Fresno High Neighborhood Holiday Home Tour

The Fresno High Neighborhood Holiday Home Tour, now in its 21st year, is around the corner.

Four houses in the central Fresno neighborhood will be open to the public 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 for a chance to see and hear about the architectural uniqueness of each home.

The tour is about “history and what people have done with their houses,” said chairwoman Ashley Parker. “We have a couple of large houses and small ones this year.”

Started as a way to expose north Fresno residents to worthy things south of Shaw Avenue, the event has turned into a fundraiser for the Fresno High neighborhood and students at Fresno High School, Parker said.

This year’s homes are spread out between Harvard Avenue on the north, west of Palm Avenue, to Fresno City College at McKinley Avenue. Last year, the homes were close enough for participants to walk from home to home.

Volunteers will offer directions the night of the tour and student docents will be stationed in the houses to talk about special features, personal items in rooms and to answer questions.

The event attracts between 300 and 700 people every year raising enough money to give at least a $5,000 donation to Fresno High School and to pay for beautification projects and improvements in the neighborhood.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Gazebo Gardens, The Vintage Market at 601, and Quality Carpets Design Center in Clovis. Top Drawer in Fig Garden Village is also selling tickets but only accepting cash or check. Tickets are also available at brownpapertickets.com.

BoNhia Lee: 559-441-6495, @bonhialee

Fresno High Neighborhood Holiday Home Tour

6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5

Tickets: $25

For information or to buy tickets, visit fresnohighhometour.com.

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