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The design professionals creating eye-catching tabletops in each home are from the Greater Miami Valley. Each are members of Dayton Society of Interior Designers (DSID). To learn more about DSID or to find a designer to help you in your home, go to Dayton Interior Designers.




19 West Walnut
Owners
James & Sharon Lee

Designer
Jennifer Grube

History
Built by V.W. and Lucinda Dust in the early 1860s, the home at 19 W. Walnut St. stands on lot #210 originally sold by Tippecanoe founder, John Clark, to Charles Gillespie in December of 1853. Mr. Gillespie sold the lots to the home’s builders a year later.

The home remained in the Dust family until April 5, 1907 when Libby Dust Hahn sold the property to Marion Jackson for $500 and moved to 121 N. Third St.

The Lee family has owned the home since 1974 and the current owners, James and Sharon Lee have owned the home since 1983. James and Sharon have done extensive renovations, inside and out, and are happy to share their home on the tour.

Contact designer via email
jennifer@cabinetcreations.com



21 East Walnut
Owners
Ray & Guustie Alvarado
Designer
Sharon Bledsoe

History
The two story brick house at 21 E. Walnut St. was built circa 1862. The first owners were Eve Johnson and Mary Nace. Just a few years later, in 1866, the home changed hands to new owner Mordecai Clark, son of Tippecanoe Founder John Clark.

In 1919, the house was owned by the Abraham Taylor family. Abraham’s wife, Lula Nunlist, was the daughter of the City Hotel owner, John Nunlist. Alden Sampson III, owner of the car that won the 1928 Indianapolis 500, lived with the Taylor’s when he resided in Tipp City. Ray and Guustie Alvarado purchased the home in May of 2016.

The Alvarados fell in love with the newly renovated home, with its modern kitchen and refinished original pine floors, and have added their own touches. Guustie, an artist, displays her work in the stained glass doors and transom windows of the historic home.

Contact designer via email
sbdesigns212@hotmail.com


31 West Walnut
Owners
Jordan & Emma McKenzie
Designer
Anne Rettig

History
Jordan and Emma McKenzie are the proud new owners of this recently built home. The home was built in 2014 by Mark and Barbara Elrod on lot #211 where the original home had been destroyed by an electrical fire.

In rebuilding the home, the previous honors sought to add details that would accommodate a growing family. The home features a mission style front door to let in the sunshine and the breeze, a two car garage with extra storage space, and a pond in the backyard surrounded by stones from the foundation of the original house.

The McKenzie family has been making the home their own over the last few months and they are looking forward to kicking off the holiday season as a featured home on the tour.

Contact designer via email
rettiganne@yahoo.com


100 West Plum
Owners
John Miller
Designer
Diana Begley

History
John Miller resides in the farmhouse duplex that blends the values of a single-family home with the efficiencies of multi-family housing. The house was originally built as a single dwelling with a wide front porch around 1905. The lineage of homeowners of the last 100 years has been lost to time. The current owners are Frank Scenna and Heather Bailey.

Just about twenty years after the home was built, the main stairs in the center of the house were removed allowing the home to be split down the middle and converted into a duplex. In 2009, the apartments underwent an extensive renovation, including structural re-enforcement, new kitchens, baths, and roof, to restore the home to its former glory.

As for the architectural style, the home reflects a variety of features from American farmhouse vernacular style with symmetrical façades, a hipped porch, and additive forms at the back of the structure.

Contact designer via email
kinbeg@gmail.com


105 North 3rd
Owners
Dawn Kramer
Designer
Diana Begley

History
Dawn Kramer currently owns the historic home on the northwest corner of Walnut and North Third Streets. This venerable house was built in 1872. The first owners were Elizabeth Link and Mordecai Clark, son of John Clark, founder of Tippecanoe City. Mordecai died in 1893 and Elizabeth retained the home until she sold it to George Inman in 1900.

Mr. Inman ran a small grocery in Tippecanoe City and lived in the home until 1910. It was then sold to Dr. Albert Hagerty, the local dentist, with a practice above the current Coldwater Café, and Director of Monroe Federal Savings and Loan. Dr. and Mrs. Hagerty would live out their days at this home until the 1950s when long-time Tipp City realtor, Zay Jones, took ownership and remained in the home into the 2000s.

Now sided, the original house is thought to be of frame construction, mostly vernacular in style. The front porch pilasters are original as is the wooden flooring inside the home. Ms. Kramer hopes you enjoy your tour of this well-maintained home sporting its original wide front door and wrap around porch.

Contact via email
kinbeg@gmail.com


114 West Main
Owners
James & Andi Trzeciak
Designer
Randy Luken & Ashley Powell

History
The home at 114 W. Main St. was built in 1895 by Lewis Sheets, a worker at the Tippecanoe Cabinet Co. on W. Walnut St. His goal was to build the tallest and biggest home with the largest porch in town.

The design uses a mixture of styles, from the Queen Anne medallion on the front of the third story, to the arts & crafts and Victorian style stained glass used throughout the house. In the late 1930's, then owners, Noah and Bertha Yount added rooms to board local women school teachers in the home.

Several others lived in the house over the next half-century until it was purchased by Adam and Amy Blake in 1999. The Blakes spent years on an extensive renovation of the exterior and interior of the home taking great effort to match the original paint colors and finishes. The current owners, James and Andi Trzeciak, are enjoying the updated kitchen and baths in this beautiful, one-of- a-kind, vintage home.

Contact designer via email
lukeninteriors@hotmail.com


115 North 3rd
Owners
Abbey Henninger
Designer
Molly Williams

History
Dr. and Mrs. Alberty Hagerty are the previous owners of two homes on this year’s tour (also 105 N. 3 rd St.). Dr. Hagerty was the local dentist with a shared practice over the current Coldwater Café, the former location of Monroe Federal bank. Upon Mrs. Hagerty’s death in 1951, both homes were sold.

William H. (Mutt) and Leona Young Hoover, owners of Hoover’s Recreation and bowling alley on Main St., lived in the home in the early 1940s. It was then rented to the Dunnick family who owned the Sanwich Shop, home of the original “red devil” sandwich.

Throughout the decades many families have called 115 N. 3 rd home. In 2016 Abbey Henninger purchased the home from Colin and Danielle Heaney. Abbey and daughter Isla are excited to begin this new adventure in their first home.

Contact designer via email
molly@ivydesignsinteriors.com


120 West Main
Owners
Tim & Sue Rambeau
Designer
Jane Barlow

History
The home was built near the turn of the 20 th century on the Old Greenville Trail in what was then Tippecanoe City within earshot of the B & O Railroad intersection. The Queen Anne style architecture features “fish scale” pattern shingles in the gables and classic wooden columns on the wrap-around front porch. The exterior has been recently painted to highlight these historical design elements.

In the 1950s, Clifford and Bonnie Fritzsche raised their family of three children in the home. Son, Roland (also known as Ron and Rollo), was a very good athlete and was named All Ohio in 1957. Athletics took Roland to college at Miami of Florida. Having moved to Michigan after college, the call of Tipp City caught his ear and in 1995 he moved back to his childhood home. Over the years he accomplished numerous renovations including adding a rear patio and updating the kitchen.

Sue and Time Rambeau became the new owners of the home in 2008. Sue runs her CPA firm out of the home and Tim meticulously maintains the landscaping. The Rambeaus love their broad windows and doorways and the welcoming fireplace accented by Rookwood tiles. Guests will get to see the beautiful interior of the home first-hand on the tour.

Contact designer via email
adaptations@yahoo.com


121 West Main
Owners
Red & Marti Newsome
Designer
David Fair

History
This large and unique home in the heart of the historical district is not original to Tippecanoe City. The house was bought from the Seminary through a sheriff’s sale in 1891 by Dr. William Crane and moved to Tipp City shortly thereafter. In 1916, his widowed daughter-in- law, Mattie Crane, inherited it and remained there until her death in 1968 at age 96.

The house was then sold at auction to Roland Vocke and later to Jim Gagnet in 1980. The Gagnets did very extensive renovations to the property to help restore some of the original features of the home. After several more owners it was last sold in 2009 to the present owners, Red and Marti Newsome. Upon purchasing the home, another renovation was required to convert the building into the ReMax Realty offices.

This painted brick structure with its unique red clay tile mansard roof is a unique example of Italianate style in its Midwestern form.

Contact designer via email
dfair301@yahoo.com


We want to sincerely thank our Homeowners for opening their homes to us. We couldn’t do this without their hospitality and generosity!

MISSION STATEMENT

Downtown Tipp City Partnership (DTCP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a National Trust for Historic Preservation and Heritage Ohio organization. The DTCP is the leading advocate for downtown business and property owners. We directly serve the business owners, property owners, and residents of downtown Tipp City, but our work also impacts the surrounding comunity and visitors. A healthy, active, economically strong town cneter supports stable property values, good schools, and civic involvement throughout the City, not just in the downtown area.

ADDRESS

P. O. Box 626


Tipp City, Ohio 45371


Email: TippChristmas@gmail.com