Both historic and modern architecture and design will be on full display this Sunday in the Mile Square City, as the Hoboken Historical Museum’s yearly tradition is set to open 10 diverse homes that highlight all of the city’s neighborhoods.
The tour, which kicks off at 10 a.m. this Sunday, features properties that are spread all over the city. Jennifer O’Callaghan, who runs the museum’s programming, says this year’s tour really wanted to call attention to different areas of Hoboken, including the evolving northwest and southwest corners.
“We have a home and luxury condominium at the southwest side of town that are both really spectacular for very different reasons,” O’Callaghan said. “The home is a restored townhouse with incredible original detail and great artwork, while the condo is new, sleek and really amazing.”
Highlights of the other eight homes presented include several uptown brownstones, some of which have been completely gutted and others that feature details that have been lovingly restored throughout. The homes on the tour are graciously opened by museum supporters as part of an effort to raise funds for the many events and programs the Hoboken Historical Museum organizes annually.
In addition to the homes, the museum has a new commercial kitchen that will be opening their doors on the day of the tour. Court Street Restaurant & Bar is offering a brunch special for tour-goers, while the Mile Square Theater will be opening their doors for a behind-the-scenes look at their facility.
Four “points of interest” round out the self-guided walking tour, which costs $40 and has tickets that can be purchased through Eventbrite. This year’s self-guided tour has two starting point choices: Downtown’s Fire Department Museum at 213 Bloomfield Street and uptown at Hoboken Historical Museum’s 1301 Washington Street facility. Houses on the tour open at 10 a.m., close at 4 p.m., and can be visited in any order.