Call for Tour Homes for 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, May 16, 2015 from 11 am. – 4 p.m.  There is an open call for tour homes between now and February 28, 2015.

Contrary to what you might think, tour homes need not be designer showcases.  While they should be aesthetically pleasing and generally well-kept, homes may be of interest for a variety of reasons:

  • Historical homes
  • Homes whose prior residents feature in the history of the town
  • Good examples of a particular architectural style
  • Good examples of sensitive additions/renovations/restorations
  • Homes with interesting collections or gardens

Perhaps you know of a great tour home, possibly even your own?

Homeowners should email SOHPS at or call us 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.