- Fairbury News staff
Hoffman House to hold tours
A Fairbury staple will be on display for everyone to see later in the month.
Open houses for the Hoffman House, at 310 South Third Street, are planned May 31 from 4-9 p.m., June 1 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and June 2 from 2-6 p.m.
“There is a lot of ornate woodwork inside,” explained Hoffman House owner Sharon Hoffman. “It’s just a really unique and interesting piece of property that until now had not been open to the public.”
Wine, beer and tea will be available for purchase and guests will have the chance to enter a drawing for a free night stay in the honeymoon suite with a newly remodeled bathroom.
Ticket stubs for the open houses can be redeemed for 10 percent off a one-night stay at Sisters Inn.
The large home which sits adjacent to U.S. Highway 24 was originally built by the Dominy family in the late 1800s, featuring five Italian marble fireplaces.
“They are a pretty well-known family here in town because they also donated money for the library,” said Hoffman.
Some also know it as the “Betty Nussbaum house.” Hoffman is the fifth owner of the property and said the two previous owners did several renovations to keep the home in its original condition. Hoffman House currently includes a lodging venue, event center, wine bar and health coaching business.
Tickets for the event are $8 each or four for $30 and are on sale at Technical Metals, The Spotted Owl, Heart’s Desire and Fairbury Furniture. Parking is available at the nearby First Presbyterian Church, 101 East Elm.
More information can be found at www.hoffmanhousefairbury.com.