Taking You Places You Have Never Been Before

CIRCA

CIRCA is an auxiliary educational group of APC that offers monthly behind-the-scenes tours of select historic sites in Atlanta and nearby areas.

 

CIRCA LogoWe see sites both before renovation begins and after the final touches have been completed.

From March through December, CIRCA will take you places you have never been before.  Come explore with us!

To join CIRCA, you need be a member of the Atlanta Preservation Center. Please visit Membership to join both the APC and CIRCA.

To view previous CIRCA events, please visit its message board.

 

UPCOMING CIRCA EVENTS:  CIRCA'S May Meeting:

 

Join CIRCA for its May Meeting at the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House!

Date: Tuesday May 7, 2019

Time: Gather at 6:30pm at the location; tour begins promptly at 6:45pm

Location: 1815 S. Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307  (A hidden gem in the Druid Hills neighborhood.)

Parking: Onsite parking is available, but extremely limited.  We suggest carpooling or rideshare to the location.  Nearby parking is available in the lot of the Frazer Center at the top of the hill, or in the gravel overflow lot before you turn into the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House.

Event Description:

Our May tour is the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, the Italianate mansion of Cator Woolford, founder of the company now known as Equifax. His 1919 estate, “Jacqueland,” serves as a home away from home to outpatients and relatives of patients hospitalized in 21 Atlanta-area hospitals. The staff offers lodging, meals, support and comfort to nearly 200 people each year. As our time there takes place near their dinner time, we will likely meet some of the current residents.

One highlight adjacent to the house is a restored rock garden, with a waterfall, stepping stones and a stone couch. After 50 years of neglect, Oakland Cemetery head gardener Cooper Sanchez brought this unique space back to its original beauty.

The AHHH is adjacent to the nonprofit Frazer Center, which is also located on the original Woolford estate.

Reservations: Reservation are not required.

Fee: Free for CIRCA members and first-time guests. $10 others. For questions about membership, please contact the Atlanta Preservation Center at 404-688-3353, ext. 10.

Additional information:  http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/misc/woolford.htm

Photo:  The Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House

CIRCA's May Meeting_Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House