Thanks to all who made this weekend’s Bisbee Home Tour the best yet. Watch our Facebook page for fun photos – and thank you to the Home Tour Committee, Art Chairs & More Committee, homeowners, artists – and most of all to those of you who bought tickets and donated to the silent auction. All profits will go to Bisbee charities!
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.