Historic homes open for Saturday tour
MADISON – Nine houses and one church will be open during the Madison Christmas Magic Homes Tour 2015 on Dec. 5.
Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Edwardian clothing, Street Singers will entertain along the tour.
Dr. Rodney Bailey said his children and he “are very pleased to have a home in Madison and that we can share it through the tour.” During renovation, Bailey strived to keep original features in the Martin-Brewer-Bailey Home (circa 1880s), 116 Martin St.
Dunn-Williams-Masterson Home (circa 1845), 19 Front St. is home to Dr. Marc and Rachel Masterson’s family and was featured in “Madison Living” magazine, December 2015 and will be included in “Victoria” magazine in 2016.
At 23 Front St., Humphrey-Wellborn Bungalow (circa 1889) has a handsome, manicured front lawn, charming porch and interesting antiques throughout. Chris and Suzanne Wellborn own the house.
“I’m am glad to have people see my great-grandmother Lewis and my grandmother Hughes’ Victorian furniture,” Don Spencer said about the Riddle-Hughes-Spencer Home (1910), 301 Church St.
Teddy and Rikki Powell restored the Lewis-Powell Home (1873), 302 Church St. The house is listed on the 2012 Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
At 113 Sturdivant St., John and Michelle Hunt’s Craftsman home is filled with family heirlooms. The entrance has exquisite, custom wood inlays for the floor and staircase.
Lee and Janet Smith’s house at 122 Sturdivant St. (2006) will feature several Christmas trees. The home has numerous antiques and collectibles from their world travels.
Mark and Janell Zesinger’s two-story home, 124 Sturdivant St. is decorated in strking styles and colors. Her grandmother’s 1930s flour-sack quilts are on display.
Madison United Methodist Church (circa 1828), 127 Church St. will welcome visitors to music by Madison City Community Orchestra. Baked goods will be sold.
Tickets are $15 and available at Main Street Cafe, Madison Station Antiques and Whistle Stop Sweet Shop or on tour day at the Roundhouse. Tour sponsors are Madison Station Antiques and Opie Balch Realty.
For more information, visit historicmadisonstation.com.