Piqua-Caldwell Historic District Holiday Home Tour, Illuminate the Night, Set for Dec. 10

Provided by the Piqua-Caldwell Historic District

PIQUA - The holidays are coming and once again the Piqua-Caldwell Historic District (PCHD) will host a Historic Holiday Tour for 325 lucky ticket holders. The 2022 tour will take place Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 5-8pm and includes five remarkable historic homes in downtown Piqua. Tourists will be awe-struck by the beautiful architecture of these homes while learning the history behind each. They will also receive a treat from each tour host while visiting each property. This year’s self-guided walking tour will take place in the north end of the historic district where the featured homes will be in close proximity providing an easy walk.



  • J W Brown House (1902), Owned by Rosemary and Paul Gutmann, 714 N Wayne Street

  • David Keyt (1850), Owned by Connie Strehle, 718 N Wayne Street

  • Benjamin Leavell House (1845), Owned by Steve Koon, 615 N Wayne Street

  • William Cron House (1887), Owned by Nikki and Jason Townsend, 711 N Wayne Street

  • John Butler House (1839), Owned by Krystal and Craig Stephenson, 325 Riverside Drive


   Tickets for this year’s tour are $25 per person and are available online at piquacaldwellhistoricdistrict.org. They are also available at Readmore’s Hallmark on Main Street in downtown Piqua. Interested tourists are encouraged to get their tickets early as this is a very popular holiday event.

   Taking place that same night will be “Illuminate the Night”, an additional holiday event hosted by PCHD.
Residents within the district are encouraged to place luminaries along their sidewalks to enhance their holiday
decor. Whether tourists walk the neighborhood or drive through that evening, they will not be able to escape
the holiday spirit these luminaries bring to light. Weather permitting, luminaries will be glowing from 5-8pm on
Saturday, December 10, 2022.


   The Piqua-Caldwell Historic District Association, founded in 2017, and acquiring its 501(c)3 non-profit
designation in 2019, is focused on “Preserving our Past, For the Future”. After this year’s tour, the association
will have placed 32 aluminum cast historic markers on homes within the district. PCHD is also currently
negotiating with the City of Piqua to add nine historic district signs around the perimeter of the district and to
replace the existing intersection street signs to include the PCHD logo as well. “Piqua’s historic district
encompasses an extraordinary amount of Piqua’s history, and these homes have stories to tell. The abundance
of diverse architecture found here is comparable to cities of a much larger size and PCHD is working diligently
to highlight the area, tell those stories and make Piqua’s historic district a destination”, shared Mary Frances
Rodriguez, PCHDA President.