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Tour Historic Guttenberg Homes for the Holidays

The Clayton Ridge High School Class of 2019 will hold a Holiday Tour of Homes from 3 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, in conjunction with the Christmas De-Lights Bazaar and Christmas Open House. Guttenberg is known for its historic architecture, with many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and numerous limestone structures.

Featured homes include Karen Geuder and Dave Schlueter at 206 Schiller St., Guttenberg; Steve and Sue Rausch at 614 N. 2nd St., Guttenberg; Jaydeane Berns at 227 S. 2nd St., Guttenberg; Eagle Ridge Independent & Assisted Living at 1329 Acre St., Guttenberg; Jason and Lesa Reimer at 24022 Hwy 52, Garnavillo; and Hugh and Joanne Hedemann at 303 W. Van Buren St., Garnavillo. 

The Geuder-Schlueter home was built in 1910. Karen and Dave moved in 11 years ago and since have updated the kitchen and windows. Dave's favorite part of their home is, "Lots of beautiful woodwork, stained glass windows and oak columns."

Hugh and Joanne Hedemann moved into their Garnavillo home two years ago. "Our home was built in 1900. It has undergone some extensive remodeling inside," said Joanne. "There was a large addition a few years ago that included a living room,  two bedrooms that put the master on the main floor with an ensuite bathroom, an additional full bathroom and laundry room. Also added at that time was a two car garage." After the remodel, landscaping and a stone patio were constructed. The front door was repositioned and an enclosed porch was opened to create the current front porch. "We love the cozy feel of the home. It has a warm and inviting entry," Joanne told The Press.  "Also, we use our patio daily. It is a great gathering space."

Advance tickets to visit the six homes in Guttenberg and Garnavillo, are being sold by sophomore students or by calling 252-2341. Tickets will be available at each participating home on the day of the event.

Photo of Rausch home by the author

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