Presque Isle Home and Garden Tour on Saturday

Courtesy Photos Above is the garden of Betty Bruski’s home, one of seven gardens on the Home and Garden Tour from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Rogers City Women’s Civic League and Presque Isle County Historical Museum have released a list of the properties that will be included on their 2019 Home and Garden Tour that will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For $10 apiece, participants will tour five homes, an inn, the museum’s historic Bradley House, and seven gardens.

The diverse properties on the tour include:

¯ The century-old Bradley House, that was home of Calcite’s “Limestone King” Carl Bradley and his wife Emma, as well as the families of Calcite bosses John G. Munson, Irvin L. Clymer, and Joseph Valentin, who followed Bradley. The spacious building was the city’s library before being converted to a museum nearly five decades ago.

¯ Casa Loma, the “house on the hill,” probably Rogers City’s most distinctive and most familiar historic home. Owned by the Whiteley family for a century, it was recently extensively remodeled and is now owned by local contractor Bill Bruning and his family.

Here is the Purple Martin Inn, included on the tour with five homes and the historic Bradley House.

¯ The classic arts-and-crafts bungalow of Beth and John Budnik that adjoins John’s meticulously cared for vegetable garden.

¯ The lakeside homes and gardens of Mary and Tom Becker and Pearl and Richard Tulgetske, nestled in one of the city’s largest stands of pine trees.

¯ The home and stylishly manicured yard of Mary Sue and Richard Wozniak.

¯ The spacious and trendy Purple Martin Inn defies easy description, but visitors laud the facility and its gardens and grounds.

¯ The tour will also take participants to two dramatically different gardens. Just off the downtown area and along one of Rogers City’s busiest streets, Betty Bruski’s formal European style garden is creatively sandwiched into a small yard at the rear of “Miss Amelia Schalk’s House.” Conversely, Beverly LaLonde’s perennials and wildflowers blanket the yard of her country home.

Above is the home and grounds of Mary Sue and Richard Wozniak, included on the Home and Garden Tour from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The home and garden tour will begin at the Bradley House at 1 p.m. and is scheduled to last until 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the museum’s gift shop in the Hoffman Annex across from the Bradley House, or reservations can be made by calling the museum at 989-734-0123 between 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Those attending may also want to indulge in strawberry shortcake on the lawn of the Bradley House before or after the tour for an additional $5.

All profits from the event will go to fund the local programs of the Civic League and Historical Museum.


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