This Sunday is the Pomona Heritage Historic Home Tour. Pomona Heritage is kind of a like a homeowners association for historic home and business owners in Pomona. There are five Lincoln Park homes on the tour this year, including one of five solar-powered Regenerative Living Cooperatives. Also on tour, the renovated Mayfair Hotel (owned by a Lincoln Park family, giving the tour a decidedly Lincoln Park base) and AMOCA museum (home of the awesomist Millard Sheets mural). A great blend of history, art and environmental living.
I know there are mixed feelings about some of the particulars of the historic ordinance, with a few property owners getting caught up in red tape when they try to make changes or improvements to their piece of Pomona. This Sunday, we put all that aside and honor how good our neighborhoods look in the first place. Many years ago, a group of Pomona homeowners got together and fought an uphill battle to get Lincoln Park historic designation. It's hard to imagine but there were actually some neighbors vehemently against it. Certainly even the naysayers can look around now and see the obvious benefits. The Ordinance isn't perfect, nothing is, but at least we have one. I see a similar battle being waged currently in terms of those of us hoping drought tolerant and edible landscapes prevail over chemically-fed, water-intensive lawns.
So come out Sunday to check out the fancy wood work and even fancier drip irrigation systems.