A WALK BACK IN TIME
The Ansley Park Tour of Homes 2010 , this year christened “A Walk Back in Time,” celebrates Ansley Park’s history, homes, and parks. For our 17th biennial Tour, we are especially proud to showcase six historic properties and two condominium buildings that were designed by J. Neel Reid (1885-1926), one of Atlanta—and the South’s—premier architects. The unit we will feature in the Della Manta at #1 South Prado belonged to author Margaret Mitchell. Legend has it that Mitchell ordered the original manuscript for Gone with the Wind burned in the boiler room of the Della Manta upon her death.
Developed in 1904, Ansley Park is a vital Midtown residential community listed on the
National Register of Historic Places and is an oasis of in-town living. Along the winding streets and pocket parks, Ansley Park has an eclectic collection of architectural styles ranging from charming bungalows to gracious mansions. The Tour of Homes attracts visitors from all over the city and state who come to see the beautiful homes, gardens and parks that make Ansley Park so very special.
The J. Neel Reid weekend begins with a Kick-Off Party at the Piedmont Driving Club sponsored by Wilmington Trust on Friday, Oct. 1 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Ticket price is $125/person. Our guest of honor will be William R. Mitchell, Jr., author of J. Neel Reid Architect of Hentz, Reid & Adler. Guests will be treated to a presentation and signing of Mitchell’s book, a cocktail buffet,
auction items, and a tour of the Driving Club. Portraits of the Ansley Park homes on the Tour by Atlanta artist Gilbert Young will also be on display. Tickets
OCTOBER 2 & 3:
The weekend continues with the Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 & 3, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm
each day. Ticket price is $20 in advance, $25 the day of the Tour.
In addition to touring the featured homes in Ansley Park, we are privileged to offer
“A Cultural Landscape Tour” conducted by renowned landscape architect Spencer Tunnell of
Tunnell and Tunnell. Mr. Tunnell was instrumental in the restoration of the Olmsted Parks in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta. He will be available each day of the Tour
at the Peachtree Circle end of Winn Park
at 2:00pm to lead a walk while discussing the cultural landscape of Ansley Park. This special
treat is included in the cost of the Tour.
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