The Sharon Historical Society is sponsoring a house tour from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
There are six interesting properties to visit.
- 247 South Main, the Benjamin Raynolds house owned by the Smuts family, was built in 1741 and was a stop on the underground railroad helping slaves escape to Canada.
- 38 Massapoag and 40 Massapoag are part of the Kafka estate. The main house was built circa 1897 and was for a time a lakeside inn. Number 40 was originally a carriage house/barn and is now a lovely single family.
- 36 Pleasant St. is a wonderful example of "Steampunk" and art form blending antiques with modern technology.
- 4 Mann's Hill Crescent is an example of contemporary architecture of late 20th century that incorporated passive solar into its design. Additionally, it was built on the meadow of William Mann, founder of the old Mann's Mill on Mann's Pond.
- 52 Upland is a "Newport-style" bungalow of over 3,000 square feet on a 3-plus acre parcel of land abutting Moose Hill Sanctuary. Three of these homes were featured in the 1912 publication "Sharon the Beautiful."
Tickets for this event can be purchased at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 3 North Main St. The cost is $20 per person, and it entitles bearer to visit all the houses and have refreshments at the museum at 16 High St. For more information, call Jean Santos at 781-784-5835.