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Shiner home tour

By Sonny Long
Nov. 9, 2012 at 5:09 a.m.
Updated Nov. 10, 2012 at 5:10 a.m.

The Julius Wolters home, built in 1895, has been restored and is the home of Ralph and Leah Wagner.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS HOME TOUR

• 1895 Julius Wolters Home, 219 E. 10th St.

• 1890s Berckenhoff Home, 1022 Ave. D

• 1920s Brosch/Darilek Home at 921 N. Ave. D

• 1860 H.B. Shiner Home, alternate U.S. Highway 90 East, .8 of a mile from Methodist Church.

• 1902 Home Sweet Shiner, 107 E. 7th St.

• Shiner Motor Sales/Pokluda Classic Car Collection, 8th Street at Avenue E

• Edwin Wolters Memorial Museum, 306 S. Ave. I

• 1895 Louis Ehlers Cigar Factory, 817 Ave. E.

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the town, Historic Old Town Shiner is hosting its annual Home for the Holidays Home Tour from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Eight historic homes and businesses - including the Edwin Wolters Memorial Museum - are on the tour.

One highlight of the tour will be the former Farmer's State Bank at 107 E. 7th St. that became the Shiner Bakery and is now Home Sweet Shiner and filled with Shiner memorabilia.

The live-history video, "I Remember Early Shiner," featuring interviews with long-time Shiner residents, will be playing on a big-screen television throughout the afternoon at Home Sweet Shiner.

"We're hoping for a great turnout, for we're going to share a lot of history and have a lot of fun," said Barbara Tieken, of Historic Old Town Shiner. "Come out and help us celebrate Shiner's anniversary."

Cake and punch will be served at the H.B. Shiner home on alternate U.S. Highway 90 East.

Several area merchants have advance tickets on sale for $10. Tickets on Sunday are $12 and available at Ehler's Cigar Factory, 817 Ave. E.

Call Historic Old Town Shiner at 361-594-3999 for advance tickets or for more information.

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