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Heritage Homes Tour: Harrison Boulevard

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As most Boiseans know, one of the best places in town to take the kiddies trick-or-treating is Harrison Boulevard. Not only is the major North End artery packed with kids scoring candy like Mario collecting gold coins in a bonus level, but parents get a chance to enjoy ogling the fantastic homes that line the street.

On Sunday, Oct. 5, those parents--and anyone else who is interested--will be able to look behind the walls of some of the city's finest homes as part of Preservation Idaho's annual Heritage Homes Tour of Harrison Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seven homes on the boulevard's southern end are featured on the self-guided, three-hour tour aided by a brochure detailing the homes' history, descriptions and a map.

Heritage Homes Tours are designed to celebrate Boise's architectural history and tours of other neighborhoods, including Warm Springs Boulevard, Hays Street District, Crescent Rim, 17th Street, 18th Street and the East End Historic District, are all part of that mission.

Participants are asked to dress for the weather and are reminded that the tour is not wheelchair accessible. Tickets are $20 for Preservation Idaho members, $25 for nonmembers and free for children ages 10 and under. Registration is required and closes Saturday, Oct. 4. Register at preservationidaho.org.