Jamestown Historical Society

2019 Preview Party and House Tour

The 2019 Members Only preview party was held at the magnificient 1910 Pink House graciously donated by Lisa and Jack LaFort. The party was a great send off for the yearly Historic House Tour which JHS has every year and was highlighted by an incredible glowing harvest moon rising over East Passage. It was an awesome sight ending a perfect evening. The house tour, “Preserve, Renew, & Rebuild” included:

Greene Farmhouse, 55 Longfellow Road, c1600s

Anthony/Beers House, 23 Hawthorne, 1925-1929

Powers/Net-Zero Energy House, 16 Plymouth Road, c 1920s

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