Following a one-year hiatus, the Clintonville Homes Tour returns Sept. 9.

Following a one-year hiatus, the Clintonville Homes Tour returns Sept. 9.

Titled "The History and Diversity of Clintonville," the 2012 tour runs from 1 to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $15 the day of the tour, $12 in advance. Tickets will be available for sale at Sobo Style, 3282 N. High St.; Weiland's Gourmet Market, 3600 Indianola Ave; and online at

"The Clintonville Homes Tour raises money for the Clintonville Community Fund, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that provides small grants in support of locally oriented projects,"spokeswoman Susan Weil said in a press release. "Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, all proceeds from the 2012 tour will go into the fund for future grants."

The 2011 tour was canceled because it would have coincided with the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

This year's tour will feature seven homes. They are:

* 30 Webster Park Ave., a bungalow that was once a school.

* 128 E. North Broadway, a typical example from the historic area with multiple fireplaces and decorative woodwork.

* 161 E. North Broadway, a "beautiful home with a stunning garden," according to Weil.

* 224 E North Broadway, a "unique home with curved doorways and other details."

* 57 Weber Road, formerly home of the Republican Glee Club, this house "was completely gutted and rebuilt from the bottom up by homeowners."

* 187 E. Como Ave., a "classic Arts and Crafts and possibly a Sears kit home, with great updates and features."

* 303 Brevoort Road, where "an addition to the rear of this home added a huge family room and a luxurious master suite."

"This year, the tour is adding trolleys for transportation," Weil wrote in the press release. "Any ticket-holder can ride the trolley, which will make a loop through Clintonville, stopping at or near each home. The trolley will also have two stops on High Street, allowing patrons to explore some of the great shops and restaurants that make the neighborhood special."

Main parking for the tour will be at Whetstone Park, where the trolley also will stop, with additional parking available along the route.

A pre-tour will take place the day of the event from 11 a.m. 1 p.m.

"This sneak peak will allow smaller crowds of patrons to tour the homes, if they're willing to pay a premium," Weil said.

Tickets for the pre-tour are $50, available for sale online only at tour.