Ansley Park Tour of Homes this weekend
Atlanta’s historic Ansley Park neighborhood, known for its winding streets, beautiful parks and stunning architecture, kicks off its tour of homes this weekend. Developed in 1904, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s first suburban neighborhoods and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This year’s tour will celebrate J. Neel Reid (1885-1926), one of the South’s premier architects. Reid played an instrumental role in the design and development of many Ansley Park residences. Six single-family homes and two condominium buildings designed by Reid will be featured on the tour. Showcased on the tour will be unit #3 at One South Prado. This is where Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind, lived the last 10 years of her life. Legend has it that Mitchell ordered the original manuscript for Gone with the Wind burned in the boiler room of One South Prado upon her death.
The Ansley Park Tour of Homes will kickoff with a party on Friday, October 1, at the Piedmont Driving Club. Tickets are $125 per person. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a tour of the Driving club, a viewing of Ansley Park home portraits by artist Gilbert Young and a chance to meet William R. Mitchell, Jr., author of the book J. Neel Reid Architect of Hentz, Reid & Adler. The Tour of Homes will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 on the day of the Tour.
In addition to the Tour of Homes, “A Cultural Landscape Tour,” will be directed by landscape architect, Spencer Tunnell, a key principal in the restoration of the Olmsted Parks in Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood. He’ll be in Winn Park at 2:00 on Saturday and Sunday to lead a walk, while discussing the cultural landscape of Ansley Park.
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.