Planning is underway for the 33rd Annual Bisbee Home Tour, entitled “Hidden Treasures of Old Bisbee”, which will take place on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. We have an incredible variety of homes and public buildings planned for this year’s tour – just a sampling of the architectural splendor that is Old Bisbee.
The image above is Bisbee artist Judy Perry’s rendering of this year’s poster home, The Parsonage. This home was built in 1906 by parishioners of the First Methodist Church – who were mostly hard-rock miners recruited from Cornwall, England – for the church’s pastor and his family.
The church sold the property in 1966 and the current owners, who bought it in January, 2000, have respected the home’s heritage by replicating the color scheme of the church on the exterior and restoring the front porch. The interior of the home has been opened up and modernized, but many charming historic features remain, like the 1906 “sagging glass” windows, a claw foot tub with copper shower rod and an old schoolhouse lavatory door. Both front and back of the house feature fantastic terraced rock work.