Annual Christmas Tour of Homes

In December, (see our Calendar for exact date and time), many residents share their homes with the community and visitors from all over. Typically there is also a church open for the tour. A dinner will precede the tour at the Grain and Hay Building from 11:30-1:00. The tour will be from 12:30 - 4:30. Tickets for the tour and meal are available prior to the tour.

If you would like to share your home during a future Tour, please contact the society at (937) 981-7890; leave a message and we will get back to you.

Click HERE to see information and pictures about the 2022 Tour.

Sixteenth Annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Greenfield

It is time for the sixteenth annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Greenfield hosted by the Greenfield Historical Society after a two year break. The tour will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2022 and will feature four homes, an art studio and the B&O Depot and the tour cost $10.00. A chicken noodle dinner will precede the tour at the Grain and Hay Building from 11:30-1:00. The cost of the meal is $10.00 and includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, roll and butter, drink and a choice of cakes.

The business featured this year is Dancing on Tabletops Art Studio at 11220 State Route 753 South owned by Cathy Daniels Rivas. The studio was a two-year project that opened in the spring of 2022. Cathy calls it her “happy retreat”. It is an eclectic studio nestled on her family farmland. The Daniels began farming this property in 1841. Cathy has an art studio and a guest area which includes two small bedrooms, a kitchenette, bath, and living area. She offers workshops and enjoys completing her own artwork here.

Our first house featured will be at 671 South Washington Street, the home of Dean and Sylvia Waddell. The home is 163 years old and was built by G. I. Rucker with stones from his quarry. Dean and Sylvia have lived here for five years and have done major restoration to the inside and outside of the home keeping with a very traditional style. They are still working on the wall facing the home and the landscaping. Dean’s favorite spot is the basement where his hobbies come to life. The home has 5 bedrooms and 4 ˝ bath and they have added air conditioning. They will have Christmas trees up for the holidays.

Our second house is the home of Tom Schluep at 131 North Eighth Street. It was built in 1950 and Tom has lived there for two years. Tom loves his cozy home and has lots of antiques throughout. They include an old cabinet from the Presbyterian Church, a stool from Pearce’s restaurant, and old newspapers from the Greenfield Daily Times. Tom enjoys making crafts and will have many on display. He will also have Christmas decorations throughout the home.

Our third house is the home of Trevor and Brittany Quigley at 930 Jefferson Street. This home is one hundred years old this year and has lots of history in the basement with handprints and names of owners and dates on the walls. Their style has been primitive, but they are moving toward organic modern style as they update furniture. The home had a fire in 2018 and was restored and remodeled before they bought it a year ago. They continue to make upgrades and repairs to the home including a recent water leak. They will have a large Christmas tree and some other decorations in the home.

Our final home belongs to Eric and Mel Salyers at 12618 State Route 28 West. The ranch home was built in 1974 and they describe it as a European farmhouse. They moved in two years ago and their family room and living rooms are their favorite spots because they are their gathering place to enjoy family and friends. They will have Christmas decorations throughout the home with a special tree in memory of Eric’s grandmother and the Frosty Eskimo friends ornaments she gave Eric each year for Christmas.

Finally, the B & O Depot will be open for visitors. The Historical Society wants to share with the community the wonderful model of Greenfield Throughout the Years given to them by Tom Adams. The depot has been remodeled this past year with a lower ceiling, new windows and door, lighting, and paint on. Tom has rearranged his display, added to it, and improved the signage and information. Tom also features Christmas displays in the downtown stores this year. His beautifully handmade scaled models of our town are amazing to look at and remember our town in the years of 1920-1950.

All four families are excited about the tour this year and hope many visitors come through to see all their hard work and Christmas decorations. The Historical Society truly appreciates all their time and effort. The tour helps the society carry on its work to preserve and share Greenfield’s history. The tickets are $10.00 for the tour and are available at the Community Savings Bank starting November 21 through noon of December 3. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour at the Grain and Hay building and at the homes. Also, if you need gifts for Christmas, we have many ideas available, including our book on McClain High School available at the Grain and Hay building. Remember, a meal will be available at the Grain and Hay from 11:30-1:00 pm, costing $10.00. Come out and support the Greenfield Historical Society and these families who have generously opened their homes for the Tour.

The Greenfield Historical Society
PO Box 266
Greenfield, Ohio 45123