The public is welcome to take part in a tour of homes scheduled in Akron, IA from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26, as part of the All-Class Reunion going on in the community that weekend.
Highlights of the tour include the famed Baker Mansion, a grand home built at the turn of the century. It features six upstair bedrooms, a ballroom on the third floor, a beautiful staircase, a built-in humidor for cigars in the fireplace and many other unique features.
The mansion's present owners, Roger and Angela Price, are busy restoring the home.
Another highlight of the tour will be the Dr. Joseph Trotzig home, located at 200 S. Ninth St. in Akron. This former doctor's home will be sold soon with all of the proceeds going to the Akron Care Center, Inc. Building Fund to help finance the construction of a new nursing home. This private, 2,200 square feet home includes three large bedrooms on the main floor, two bathrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen, and many other features.
Just as the original owner of this home cared for area families at the local hospital, the new owners who purchase this home will be helping to continue that care for area elderly at the new nursing home.
Other homes on the tour include the Doc Mason home at 300 Ninth St., the Gayland and Selma Small residence at 1060 Mason Court, and the DeRocher-Portlandville Heights home at 520 Torbert Blvd.
Tickets for the tour of homes may be purchased at the Akron Area Museum, located at 601 Main St. in Akron. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the museum.