The Inn at BathBATH — Bath will open its historic homes and lovely gardens to benefit Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. This 10th Annual Tour will take place on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and will feature 11 unique and historic homes and gardens. From churches with soaring spires to little cottage gardens, from stately mansions to a carriage house, this tour offers a wide range of architectural styles and some interesting examples of how old buildings can be adapted to new uses.
The Tour starts at the Winter Street Center, which is owned by Sagadahoc Preservation, and the proceeds from the Tour will help SPI to restore the building. SPI was formed in 1971 to save Winter Street from demolition, after the two Congregational churches in Bath merged and built a new church. Soon thereafter, SPI also rescued the former Central Congregational Church, which was adapted to become the Chocolate Church Arts Center, which is also on the Tour.
Houses on the Tour provide a textbook of architectural styles, ranging from Federal through Greek Revival, Italianate through Colonial Revival, and more. Even if you are not an architecture buff, the Tour offers different styles of interior decoration and gardens that will inspire you. Local businesses have provided garden accents and room décor that will spark new ideas, and flower arrangements bring the beauty of the gardens indoors.
Tour highlights will include the following sites, listed here with the owners’ names:
• Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St. Home of SPI.
• 773 High St., Sedgwick Carriage House, Carolyn Lockwood.
• 37 Oak St., Michael and Thorne Conley
• 942 Washington St., Larry and Ginny Bartlett
• 969 Washington St., The Inn at Bath, Elizabeth Knowlton
• 993 Washington St., Greg and Diane Moyer
• 1009 Washington St., Galen Moses House, Jim Jaught and Larry Kieft
• 21 Grove St., Meg Nixon (gardens only)
• 1034 Washington St., Ken and Suzy Gregg
• 1054 Washington St., Robert and Debora Dixon
• 1 Edward St., York Hall, Jeff and Laurel Harris
Advance tickets are $25, and available at Now You’re Cooking, Springer’s Jewelers, Brick Store Antiques, Ornament, New England Antiques, Bath Printing, and Gulf of Maine Bookstore in Brunswick. Tickets are $30 on the day of the tour, and may be purchased at Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath. For more information, call 443-2174, email
, or visit www.sagadahocpreservation.org.
|942 Washington St.
||Galen Moses House
||37 Oak St.