German Village Gazette

Haus und Garten Tour

55th event called blend of 'old and new, historic and modern'


The 55th annual German Village Haus und Garten Tour will represent a diversity of architecture, decorating styles and landscaping.

The event, titled Living History: German Village, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 29.

The tour, presented by Frontgate, will feature 10 houses and two gardens.

It is the biggest fundraiser for the German Village Society, which expects the tour to draw upwards of 5,000 people to the neighborhood.

The tour riffs on an overarching theme of the Society: Urban. Living. History.

"It's that blend of old and new, historic and modern, all in this sort of wonderful cobblestone and brick setting in the midst of a big city that is going to be hopefully one of the memorable things for the tour-goers themselves," said Dan Kline, who served as tour co-organizer with his wife, Marie Logothetis.

Kline said volunteers and veterans of the event helped immeasurably.

"We've just been so thrilled and delighted with the willingness of so many people to help us and work with us through the experience," Kline said.

"It's been a really labor-intensive process but one that's been enjoyable throughout because everyone's been pulling toward the same end here."

Tour-goers can attend the locations in no particular order.

Stops on the tour include:


* Kristyn and Chris Hartman, 48 E. Frankfort St.

* Dennis Giglio and Michael Thompson, 785 City Park Ave.

* Robin and Roger Smith, 933 City Park Ave.

* Joe Kurzer, S. 925 S. Third St.

* Jeffrey Wolfe, 874 S. Third St.

* Cheryl Roberto and David Magee, 567 S. Third St.

* Helen Wallace and Edward Godycki, 639 Mohawk St.

* Saraha and Bryan Martin, 632 Jaeger St.

* Vijaya Iyer and Jeff Smith, 213 E. Beck St.

* Leslie and Patrick McBane, 567 S. Fifth St.



* Dan Glasener and Julie Collins, 767 Macon Alley

* Kim and Tom Snowberger, 250 E. Sycamore St.



Tickets for the tour are $20 if purchased in advance through or at the Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third Street.

Additionally, tickets are available for $18 at all Central Ohio Giant Eagle locations.

They can be purchased for $25 on the day of the tour.



Those who want a first look at the properties can purchase PreTour tickets, which cost $150 for GVS members and $175 for non-members.

The PreTour, which starts at 5 p.m., gives patrons an advanced look at the tour sites.

That will be followed by a cocktail hour on Willow Street and dinners throughout residences in German Village, or the opportunity to attend the community-centered Party on the Platz of the Meeting Haus.