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Second Annual Ohio River Valley River Museum Tour of Homes
Written by Staff   
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:56 PM


It’s that time of the year again!  The holidays are here once more and with it come the seasonal lights and decorations found on homes throughout Monroe County.   For the second year in a row, the Ohio Valley River Museum in Clarington will be hosting another Christmas Homes Tour featuring three elegant homes and three establishments on the riverfront.

The first home of the tour is the elegant country estate of Sonja Taylor and her husband Lou Lemmon overlooking Clarington.  In 1970, Sonja and her late husband Gene “Skip” Taylor purchased the former Ward home and surrounding property.  The current home has been remodeled and added on to through the years yet maintains some of the circ 1900 home’s original char, including its oak staircase, built in window seat, and fireplace mantle.  The home is furnished and decorated with many heirlooms from both Sonja’s and Lou’s families as well as a large collection of porcelain dolls and Longaberger baskets.  Today the 4,500 square-foot home boasts a beautiful view of the Ohio River and Clarington.

Second on the tour is the home of Paul and Sandy Dietrich, located off State Route 556 about five miles from Clarington and is a two-story country style home.  It was built by the Swiss Hills construction trades class in the school year 1999-2000, with Marc Ring as the instructor.  It is an open-style 4,100 square-foot home featuring a loft overlooking a great room and a 13’X24’ sun room.  

Last Updated on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:58 PM