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2015 Gems of South Orange House Tour
The South Orange Historical and Preservation Society’s bi-annual “Gems of South Orange House Tour” will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11 am. – 4 p.m. (See below for more information.) Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour. Purchase your tickets below:
All guests will pick up admission tickets, $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the Tour, at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079. Purchases can be made at www.sohps.org or through P.O. Box 61, South Orange, NJ 07079.
No children under 12 permitted.
Pets, food, drink, and interior photography are prohibited inside tour homes.
Free parking and shuttles
Parking is plentiful and free in the NJ Transit parking lot adjacent to SOPAC and the downtown South Orange train station. The lot can be accessed via South Orange Avenue or Church Street. From there, people may drive to house locations, or board free jitney shuttles provided courtesy of South Orange Parking Authority. The jitney is also an option for local tour-goers who elect to go carless for the day.
Trains from New York Penn Station (and from stations across NJ) to South Orange Station stop next door to SOPAC. Trains from NYC depart every hour on weekends and take about 40 minutes to arrive in South Orange. Fares for senior and disabled persons are half-price. Information is available at www.njtransit.com.
The “Gems of South Orange” House Tour is the major source of funding for SOHPS’ activities. The Society, whose motto is “preserving the past for the future,” presents a Historic Preservation Award to an edifice or to a person. SOHPS also hosts occasional public events such as lectures and symposia. Also, the group grants generous college scholarships for winning essays on South
Questions may be directed to SOHPS via email at email@example.com or by phone at (973) 763-2310.
About South Orange Historical and Preservation Society
Since its formation in 1986 through the present, SOHPS has supported historic preservation and education efforts.
Our current primary objectives:
- Developing outreach programs to all the businesses, historical societies, churches, schools and universities within South Orange
and the surrounding areas.
- Developing educational programs of historic significance for our local communities, libraries
and school curricula and educational environments
- Preservation of significant historic structures, including the historic buildings and
districts on the National and State Historic Registers
- Increasing membership and membership participation in all events and SOHPS activities.
Be sure to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sohps; and follow us on Twitter: @JustSOHistory.