Historic Homes Decorated for Holiday Season

Majority of the structures dating from 1850 to 1910.

Julia-Ann Square Historic District will showcase five historic homes decorated for the Holiday Season this weekend. The district is the largest historic district in West Virginia with the majority of the structures dating from 1850 to 1910 representing Second Empire, 19th century eclectic and Queen Anne styles. Julia-Ann Square is a community of approximately 126 homes surrounded by the city of Parkersburg, and includes some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the state. On Saturday, the tours will be escorted by guides in period attire. Homeowners will share the history of their homes and guests may attend a Victorian tea. On Sunday, self-guided tours run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.juliannsquare.org or at the door the day of the tours. Proceeds will go to improvements to the historic district. Can’t attend – visit their web site to view pictures of classic Victorian architecture.