Kankakee’s Riverview Historic District will feature five homes and Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Prairie-Style house during its 32nd annual Holidays in Historic Christmas House Walk on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11am until 4 pm. Funds raised will continue to support neighborhood events, promotion, and improvements.
Refreshments will be available at the Cookie House. Tickets are $15 in advance. Credit card orders can be placed online at http://riverviewhistoricdistrict.org. Tickets go on sale November 8th. Day-of-the-event tickets will be $20. The tour begins at the Trolley Barn next to the Railroad Depot in Downtown Kankakee, 197 South East Avenue.
Riverview is a nationally-designated historic district comprised of approximately 160 unique homes built between 1890 and 1950. Each home is architecturally distinct from the other. Mature oak and maple trees line the streets to give a cozy, boulevard feeling from the tree canopy. The neighborhood is set along the Kankakee River with sweeping river views from Cobb Park.
For more information, visit the website, http://riverviewhistoricdistrict.org, or contact Jen Yohnka, president. Tickets are on sale at these Kankakee-area merchants: Busse & Rieck, 2001 West Court, Kankakee, 815-933-2295; Love Christian Center, 249 South Schuyler, Kankakee, 815-933-2822; Tholen’s Garden Center, 1401 N. Convent, Bourbonnais, 815-939-6445; The Yellow Elephant Gallery, 150 North Schuyler, Suite 107, Kankakee, 779-301-2113; Joy’s Hallmark, 17 Meadowview Shopping Center, Kankakee, 815-937-4309; the Frank Lloyd Wright B. Harley Bradley House, 701 South Harrison Ave; and Grapes and Hops, 251 South Schuyler, Kankakee, 815-573-5303.