For many on Saturday morning and afternoon, historic homes were where their heart was.
Dunkirk's Historical Society in conjunction with the Academy Heights and PARK neighborhood groups spotlighted a number of area residences that not only have been here for more than a century, but also have a connection to some of the region's prominent residents of the past. Houses on Central Avenue, including the Gross Mansion and Pucciarelli home, were two of the several featured.
Seeing the lines of people outside of the homes on what was a dreary morning, you could say the event exceeded expectations. This is significant because the Historical Society, which holds gems of important information regarding the city's past, always could use a bit of a boost financially.
This event, which was $15 per person to take the tour, deserves to be saluted. It is something that was successful - and can be built on for the coming years.