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Kim and Jim Burns have been hard at work making the former St. Patrick's rectory into a home. For the Christmas Tour of Homes, the house will feature close to 20 holiday trees including this "candy-themed" tree in the family room area.

Restored St. Patrick's rectory is on 2012 Tour of Homes

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Perhaps no other residence on the Christmas Tour of Homes has created as much interest and anticipation as house at 321 St. Croix St.


Built in 1875, the home has only had two owners. It was built by St. Patrick Catholic Church, Hudson's largest congregation, and served as the priests' rectory for more than 130 years before it was put up for sale. Jim and Kim Burns moved to Hudson and bought a house they liked but always wanted to find something historic they could restore.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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