Klosterman home

Klosterman home

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The Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the U.S. Grant Homestead Association, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 from noon-5 p.m.

The tour begins at the U.S. Grant Boyhood Home, 219 East Grant Avenue where you can buy tickets and pick up a brochure. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Donohoo Pharmacy on the west side of the courthouse square or by phone at 937-378-3087. All ticket purchasers will be entered in the drawing for a special John Ruthven-Thompson House Basket with a retail value of over $125. You do not have to be present to win.

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The tour includes the homes of Colonel David Ammen, 115 South Apple Street, Home Street Haven at 442 Home Street, the H.C. Loudon Home, 431 North Main Street, the restored U.S. Grant Homestead at 219 East Grant Avenue, and the Klosterman's Tunnel Mill on SR 221.

Also featured on the tour will be John Thompson's 1851 Greek Revival home which has been meticulously restored by Ken Klosterman and his late wife, Judy. A second story addition to the west wing and a large kitchen addition overlooking White Oak Valley were executed with painstaking care to perfectly match the original structure. The result is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of a restored historic home in southern Ohio.

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