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Porterdale homes tour to be Dec. 5
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The John Porter House, located at 21 North Broad St., is one of several homes and historic buildings on the Friends of Porterdale Tour of Homes Dec. 5. - photo by Darrell Everidge

Ever wondered what some of the historic mill homes in Porterdale look like on the inside?

The Friends of Porterdale group is giving you a chance to find out, and to help it raise money for the restoration of the Porterdale Memorial Gym as well.

On Dec. 5, a $20 ticket will entitle you to tour eight historic homes, two lofts and one church in the city. Shuttles will be available to take guests from one home to the next during the event, which will run from 4-8 p.m.

Open on the tour will be the John Porter House on Broad Street; the Osprey Mill Superintendent’s House on Broad Street; the Mayor’s Home on Broad Street; Rock House on Rock House Road; the Julia A. Porter Memorial Methodist Church; two homes in the historic mill lofts; and four other historic homes throughout the city.

Those attending are urged to wear comfortable shoes and leave the stilettos at home, because the heels could scratch wooden floors.

Also, no smoking, drinking, eating or photography will be permitted inside the homes, and no children under age 10 will be permitted.

Tickets can be purchased at Burnie’s BBQ, the Arts Association in Newton County, Covington Regional Ballet and Porterdale City Hall.