People looking to get a jump start on their holiday shopping can purchase the City’s popular pewter ornament and other merchandise that makes the perfect gift for those who live in or love Geneva.
The 2014 pewter ornament depicts the iconic Loveday House in downtown Geneva on the front and history of the home on the back. The ornament will be sold for $12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at City Hall, 22 S. First St. People can also “Shop The Geneva Store” online at the link below.
The Loveday House, 328 S. Third St., has been home to the Paper Merchant since 1990. Built in 1866 by lawyer Charles D.F. Smith, the house conforms to the fashionable Gothic Revival-style of picturesqueness and variety with its several projecting wings, high roof interrupted by dormers and the gable ends decorated with pretty trefoil-shaped vents.
Purchased by William and Louisa Loveday for their family in 1870, the house bears the family’s name. The Geneva Historical Society awarded the home a bronze plaque in 1972.
This is the fifth year Geneva has sold its traditional pewter ornament to the community. Previous ornaments have featured the City logo, City Hall and Pure Oil Building.
New merchandise available to purchase this year includes bracelets, picture frames, City of Geneva golf balls with tees, commemorative coins and more.
Quantities are limited. For more information, call Sherri Weitl at 630-232-7494.