Friday, February 8, 2019

A Look Back. About the Cottages of Lake Worth Home Tour 2019 held on Sunday, January 27th.

Already read about the tour held two weeks ago?

Then Thank You for visiting once again and please scroll down to the next blog post.

The 2019 Cottages Home Tour: Despite the bad weather it was a wonderful day.

We had another very successful Cottages of Lake Worth Home Tour this year, this time through the Downtown neighborhoods of Mango Groves and Eden Place.

To see where Mango Groves and Eden Place are located in the greater Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council click on this link for the GIS map.

The mission is to have visitors tour every neighborhood with historic cottages and that is a lofty goal considering how many of those historic structures still exist in this City.

You might have seen the trolley’s carrying almost five hundred ticket holders from 11:00 in the morning to about 4:00 in the afternoon. The tour route had thirteen participating cottages. The cottage owners were present to host visitors and to answer questions. Food and beverages were available throughout the day provided by The Beach Club bistro located at the City’s municipal golf course.

Some visitors took advantage of a combination ticket which included The Cottages of Lake Worth hardcover book and about fifty books were sold at a special price for the event. Visitors came from all over the United States, Palm Beach County and of course from the City of Lake Worth, nearby municipalities and suburban areas too. Surprising many, this tour sold out weeks prior to the event. But not so surprising when online ticket sales included sales of tickets at Downtown locations like The Book Cellar bookstore at Lake Ave. and J St.

A Special Thanks to all the volunteers last Sunday, the cottage owners, to The Cottages of Lake Worth board, to the City of Lake Worth and most importantly to all those who took the tour braving the wet conditions.

Amazingly, the weather app Ventusky proved to be right on. Following deluge after deluge in the morning Ventusky showed a break in the heavy rain between 11:00 a.m. and when the tour ended in the afternoon!

The storms that shut down the South Florida Fair for the day spared the City of Lake Worth and the 2019 Cottages Home Tour.

Throughout the day PBSO had patrol cars drive by on occasion to make sure everything was OK. All the neighbors were helpful and courteous. All in all, despite a few bumps in the road, the day went very well.

And once again. . .

Thank You to everyone from Yours Truly!

The photo above was taken by Mr. Tom Johnson, a volunteer on the tour.