More than 50 homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Spring Ramble in Gainesville, Toccoa and Clarkesville, April 28-30.
On Friday, ‘Ramblers’ will tour some of Toccoa and Martin’s historic homes including Riverside, an antebellum estate, and the 1928 birthplace of Paul Anderson, “the world’s strongest man.” Guests will also have the opportunity to explore turn-of-the-century homes in the nearby historic town of Martin.
On Saturday, the Ramble continues as tour-goers get a close look at Gainesville’s Victorian-era and Neoclassical mansions in the Green Street Historic District and early 20th century homes in Riverside. Ticket holders will also tour the Colonial Revival and mid-century homes of Longstreet Hills, the first FHA subdivision north of Atlanta; a Craftsman bungalow that was the former residence of poultry pioneer Jesse Jewell; and Healan’s Mill, a 170-year-old grist mill undergoing a revitalization.
On Sunday, ‘Ramblers’ will take a drive to Clarkesville, one of the first major resort towns of northeast Georgia. Guests will explore homes built by early settlers including the 1840 Carpenter Gothic Revival style Gloaming Cottage, built by a cousin of President Van Buren, and Sunnyside, the 19th century country estate of a current Georgia State Representative.
For registration information and more details, visit www.GeorgiaTrust.org. Proceeds benefit The Georgia Trust.
(AccessWDUN had reported several weeks ago that area sites would be included in this year's event.)