Craig home highlights history


By Casey S. Elliott - celliott@civitasmedia.com



Jeff and Pam Craig’s 1820 Colonial home on 319 E. Water St. is one of the homes on the 2016 Candlelight Tour of Homes. The home is known for its festive lawn decorations during holidays.


Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Editor’s note: This is the final in a series of six profiles of homes on the Cancer Association of Champaign County’s annual fund-raiser tour. One home is being featured each day in the Urbana Daily Citizen during the week leading up to the tour.

Jeff and Pam Craig’s home on East Water Street features local history and new additions.

The home at 319 E. Water St. will be one of the homes on this year’s Cancer Association of Champaign County’s Candlelight Tour of Homes.

The Craig home is in the Colonial style. The home was built by Moses B. Corwin in 1820, Jeff Craig said. The bricks were made on site and were part of the Underground Railroad, he said.

Several changes to the home were made over the years. The Craigs purchased the home in 1985. They added a second floor to the rear of the house in 1999 for two additional bedrooms. A garage was built in 2000. French doors were added in the dining room leading to a deck and pool area and the living room was renovated in 2006 with a pellet insert added to the existing fireplace, Craig said. In 2015 the Craigs replaced the front sidewalk with an expansion and new pergola, and in 2016 they renovated the bathroom.

The Craigs will feature a large light display outside for the tour. The display will include inflatables with a children’s theme.

The Tour of Homes will be 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Candlelight Tour of Homes 2016

The 2016 Cancer Association of Champaign County Candlelight Tour of Homes will be 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. All proceeds benefit the cancer association to help local cancer survivors and their families.

Homes on the tour are:

•Phil and Marsha Allen, 721 East Lawn Ave.

•Scott and Amy Brinker, 222 Lincoln Place

•Rich and Sherrie Logsdon Boutell, 369 Camelot Drive

•James and Mary Collier, 400 E. Church St.

•Jeff and Pam Craig, 319 E. Water St.

•Barbara Perry, 590 Scioto St.

Tickets are available at local banks and the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce for $10 in advance and $12 at the door on the day of the tour.

Jeff and Pam Craig’s 1820 Colonial home on 319 E. Water St. is one of the homes on the 2016 Candlelight Tour of Homes. The home is known for its festive lawn decorations during holidays.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Craig_2.jpgJeff and Pam Craig’s 1820 Colonial home on 319 E. Water St. is one of the homes on the 2016 Candlelight Tour of Homes. The home is known for its festive lawn decorations during holidays. Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

By Casey S. Elliott

celliott@civitasmedia.com

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.

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