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Summer Rummer: Atomic tour  

The tour is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 17

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Homes built by Robert Rummer will be the subject of a tour in the Oak Hills neighborhood on Sept. 17.Members of the public are invited to get a sneak peek inside atomic-age homes built by Robert Rummer in Oak Hills, Oregon’s first mid-century modern historic neighborhood.

Rummer himself will be on hand to talk about his experiences bringing the homes to the Pacific Northwest.

Tour-goers can experience walking the streets of a prime example of a Northwest mid-century planned community.

Encompassing 265 acres, Oak Hills was designed to foster a sense of community and affordable quality of life that includes a school, recreation center, church and open space to serve residents.

The Rummer/Oak Hills House Tour is a fundraiser benefiting the preservation programs of Restore Oregon and the Oak Hills Neighborhood Association’s efforts to preserve its history.

Tickets are non-refundable and all proceeds benefit the programs of Restore Oregon, a non-profit devoted to saving Oregon’s historic places.

This is a self-guided, self-driving or walking tour. A souvenir tour booklet with maps, addresses, descriptions and photos of the houses featured on the tour is provided at the check-in location at the Oak Hills Church, 2800 N.W. 153rd Ave.

The tour takes place on Sept. 17. Check-in opens 10 a.m. and closes at 1:30 p.m. Houses open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.

Since these are private homes, there are no mobility accommodations.

Infants in arms may attend, but children younger than 12 may not participate in the tour.

No pets, food or drink are permitted in the homes.

The cost of the tour is $25 for Restore Oregon members and $35 for non-members.

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