May 14, 2014
The Atlanta Preservation Center will open its doors Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, to participate in the Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s 40th Annual Tour of Homes. The tour, “A Stroll Through Time,” allows visitors to follow the evolution of the Grant Park neighborhood as it guides guests through sites in order-from the oldest to the newest. Sites featured include turn-of-the century Victorians, early 20th century bungalows, mid-century cottages, and a 2001 Queen Anne Victorian. For tickets and additional tour information, please visit the Grant Park Neighborhood Association website.
The Grant Mansion dates from 1856 and is the first stop on the tour. Visitors will enjoy the opportunity to tour the antebellum home of Col. Lemuel Pratt (“L.P.”) Grant, city pioneer, philanthropist and railroad magnate. APC’s current photo exhibition, “Preserved On Glass“, will also be available for viewing in the Drawing Room Gallery. The exhibit, produced in conjunction with the Atlanta History Center, features photographs from General Sherman’s photographer, George N. Barnard, taken during the occupation of Atlanta. The exhibition commemorates the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War in 1864.
The Grant Park Neighborhood Association has also noted APC’s efforts to promote adaptive reuse of the Memorial Corridor. As part of the Tour of Homes, APC is providing informational brochures on the Memorial Corridor and GPNA has offered a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to assist efforts in raising awareness of this important link to Atlanta’s history. Thank you GPNA for your generous support!