Tour highlights the gardens of the Orgeon Historic District

Dozens gathered today to take in the gardens of the Oregon Historic District.

The 2017 Garden Tour takes folks into urban garden spaces in the midst of historic homes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nine gardens are part of this celebration to support historic preservation efforts of the Oregon Historic District Society.

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The tours started under a gazebo at Newcom Founders Park at Green and Brown streets. Self-guided tour tickets are $10, along with a 1 p.m. guided tour by Wright State history professor Dr. Roy L. Vice.

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The tour can be extended to South Park where participants can enjoy a tour of its gardens through purchase of an additional $10 ticket at their gazebo, according to a release. The South Park tour was set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The Oregon Historic District Society is a nonprofit made of residents of the city’s oldest historic district, according to a release.

The neighborhood was established in July of 1829 and registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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