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Friday, November 30, 2012 8:04 PM

Photo by Matt Bristow/The Ottawa Herald


The central hallway at the home of the Rev. Dr. JC and Terie Kelley is pictured Friday at 434 S. Walnut St., Ottawa. The house is on the 2012 Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Christmas Homes Tour, which runs 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

Tour showcases homes, holidays

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

Terie Kelley sips coffee in the kitchen of her 126-year-old Ottawa home, with her large boxer Chowder at her feet, as she talks about a piece of stained glass that will be added above the entryway between the kitchen and the sitting room.

It would give another beautiful touch to the two-story American Folk Victorian home, built in 1886, which features hardwood floors, high ceilings, a central staircase, a brick fireplace with a hand-crafted wooden mantelpiece, along with carefully detailed restorations throughout the home.

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