Parade of Historic Homes - Kirkwood and Summit Streets


WHEN: Sunday, May 29, 1:00PM — 5:00PM

WHERE: In and around Kirkwood and Summit Streets  (map)

ADMISSION: $10 FHP Members; $15 Nonmembers. Purchase tickets online, at the Salvage Barn, or at homes on the tour.


Friends of Historic Preservation will host the annual Parade of Historic Homes in and around two of Iowa City’s grandest streets. The tour will feature classic Italianate, Queen Anne, Victorian, and Craftsman homes, historically recreated gardens, a wine tasting sponsored by John’s Grocery, and more. This year's tour will again coincide the opening of Plum Grove, the home of territorial governor Robert Lucas, and with the Lucas Farms History Days.


Houses on the tour:

   •   513 S. Summit Street

   •   740 Kirkwood Avenue

   •   820 Kirkwood Avenue

   •   829 Kirkwood Avenue

   •   830 Walnut Street

   •   Plum Grove, 1030 Carroll Street


Businesses on the tour:

   •   Randall Electric, 1018 Walnut Street


Historic Garden on the tour:

   •   1107 Marcy Street


John's Grocery Iowa Wine Tasting on the site of a former family vineyard:

   •   811 Florence Street


Plum Grove Activities:

   •   Abraham Lincoln impersonator

   •   Friendly Lucas impersonator

   •   Civil War Band


Lucas Farms Neighborhood Activities:

   •   Free walking tour listing 23 points of historical interest.

   •   Pony rides ($2) - First Assembly of God Church (map)

   •   Vintage Car Show - Mark Twain School (map)

   •   Mark Twain impersonator- Mark Twain School (map)


Transportation and Parking

This tour covers a large area so there will be free shuttle buses courtesy of Iowa City Transit to take visitors to and from the houses and activities. Parking and shuttle pick-up will be at the Iowa City Church of Christ on Kirkwood, Twain School, Faith United Church on Deforest,, and the Keokuk and Highland Corner.


Purchase tickets online, at the Salvage Barn, or at homes on the tour.



For more information about the Parade of Historic Homes, contact Alicia Trimble, Executive Director of Friends of Historic Preservation, at









P.O. Box 2001

Iowa City, IA 52244


Phone: 319-351-1875





Tues - Sat     9-5

Sun -  By Appointment