LIBERTY — Hosted by The Red Apron, the annual homes tour will return to Liberty this weekend to take ticketed visitors through four homes. Red Apron owner Kirsten Sundell and the homeowners decorated the homes for the upcoming holidays.
Tours will be available from 1 to 5 p.m. either Saturday or Sunday, Nov. 9 or 10. Proceeds benefit the Liberty Women’s Clinic.
House No. 1 on the tour is that of Scott and Erika Brant at 303 S. Missouri St. The Folk Victorian home was built by William Osborn Anderson, a Baptist minister, and his wife Serelda Jane Anderson. Ken Personett restored the home in 2014. It features a wraparound porch with gingerbread trim and original hardwood floors.
The second house on the tour is Jeff and Karen Ridder’s at 325 E. Arthur St. The house is an American Foursquare constructed in 1912. The house is a contributing home in the Arthur-Leonard Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features hardwood floors throughout and has the original claw-foot bathtub in the main bathroom.
Some in Liberty may remember the home as the McClard home. Charles McClard was principal of Liberty High School from 1937 to 1942 and a member of the Liberty Lodge No. 31 of the Free Masons.
The Ridders purchased the house in 2013 and made upgrades including a new kitchen, master bath, garage with driveway and a deck.
House No. 3 is the home of Sarah and Tad Hays at 430 E. Kansas St. It has ties to two sisters whose maternal grandfather was James Watkins, who owned and operated Watkins Woolen Mill.
House No. 4 is owned by Terry and Lesli Hayter, who built their home at 1124 White Birch St. in 2002. The Hayter’s home is 1.5 stories with a finished basement.