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Heritage Home Tours

On an autumn day in 2003, PAL sponsored its first Heritage Home Tour.  Since then, PAL's home tours have become a popular event in La Crosse.   They've provided La Crosse residents and visitors an opportunity to see the interiors of some of La Crosse's most interesting and beautiful old homes -- homes that they'd previously only wondered about when walking or driving by -- and they've provided PAL an opportunity to increase awareness of the importance of preserving the rich structural heritage of our city.  Featured homes allow tour participants an "up close and personal" look at what careful renovation, restoration and preservation can accomplish. The photos below represent tours given from 2003-2011, and 2016. (Click on each picture below to learn about the properties own unique history)

 

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2003-1419-cass-holway(1891)

Holway House Location: 1419 Cass Street Built: 1891 Style: Richardsonian Romanesque and Queen Anne Architect: Hugo Schick and Gustav Stolze Undoubtedly the finest example of late Victorian architectural opulence remaining in the city, this home was built in 1891 for a wealthy local lumber baron and shows a grandiose blend of two styles very popular with affluent Americans in the last two decades of the 1800s. For nearly a half century this commanding 3 story limestone mansion was owned by the