Jerome Home Tour Will Feature Katie Lee's House

Katie Lee's iconic home is a highlight of this year's Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour. | Courtesy of Jerome Chamber of Commerce

An annual tour of the old mining town of Jerome's historic structures includes a special addition this year: the home of one of the town's most legendary residents.

Conservationist, author and musician Katie Lee, who died late last year at age 98, lived in Jerome for much of her life. She was a frequent writer of essays, and subject of stories and essays, in Arizona Highways. Her home there will be featured next month in the 53rd annual Jerome Historic Home and Building Tour, which is May 19 and 20 and is hosted by the Jerome Chamber of Commerce.

The two- to four-hour event's first tour begins at 9 a.m. each day, and the last tickets are sold at 3 p.m. each day. A van will take participants to most locations, but a few are within walking distance of each other. Also featured this year is an East Avenue home that once was the Cottage Inn, billed as the longest-running B&B in Arizona; and the newly restored Anderson Home, on Main Street.

Tickets to the tour are $25 for adults and $10 for children; children age 3 and younger are free. Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.jeromechamber.com.

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