About The Tour
The Historic Home Tour is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara with assistance from the Old Quad Residents' Association. Proceeds from the tour benefit historic and cultural projects in Santa Clara. The Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara was founded in 1998 to operate the city-owned Harris-Lass House Museum. The Society is a nonprofit public benefit corporation composed entirely of volunteers who conduct tours, run the gift shop, raise funds through special events, and do some maintenance and restoration work at the museum. The Old Quad residents' Association was founded in 1979 as an advocacy group for the preservation of local heritage and the 19th century neighborhood known as Santa Clara's Old Quad District. The group's mission is to encourage historically-compatible development (including parks and heritage trees) and foster community spirit in the Quad by hosting social and cultural events. The tour shows how vintage buildings have been restored to create delightful homes. Sharing these jewels helps demonstrate the value of keeping historic neighborhoods intact. this tour is viewed by many as a Santa Clara tradition. Dozens of volunteers work long hours each year to bring you this event.
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