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PEO Tour offers a step back in time

What is up on the second floor of those old buildings?

Many have looked up for years and wondered, while others have memories of being upstairs and wonder what it’s like today.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, the annual P.E.O. Tour of Homes will offer the opportunity to take a step back in time and tour the upstairs of several downtown buildings.

Tour-goers will find some buildings just as they were when last occupied as apartments, offices, or meeting halls. Others, such as the Gayer Building and the Sigman Building, have been updated with modern living spaces. Buildings on the tour will be the IOOF Hall, Craig Building, Honald Building, Gayer Building, Pioneer Building, Sigman’s, Masonic Hall, Stadelman Ice House, and the Chinese Laundry.

This walk in historic downtown The Dalles on Sunday, Oct. 6, is from 1 to 5 p.m. Skylights, grand meeting halls, efficiency apartments and unique antique furnishings are found in these buildings that were modern architectural wonders of their day and historic gems today.

Please note: Accessing these historic spaces requires climbing stairs.

Historical information will be available at each location.

Tickets cost $10 and are available from P.E.O. Chapter EJ members, at Klindt’s Booksellers, and at any of the buildings on tour day. The event is a fundraiser to support scholarships for local women.

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