Taking You Places You've 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.

Usually scheduled for the second Tuesday evening of the month March through December, CIRCA will take you places you’ve 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 see previous CIRCA events please visit its message board.

Upcoming CIRCA events:  CIRCA's April Meeting:

Please join us for an exciting tour of one of the oldest remaining houses in DeKalb County, the Housworth-Mosely House.  Please note that this month's meeting will be held on a Saturday afternoon instead of a Tuesday evening!

Date:  Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time:  2:00pm (Gather at 2:00; the talk will begin at 2:15pm)

RSVP: Reservations are not required for this event. 

Address:  7241 South Goddard Road, Lithonia, GA 30038

Details: The Houseworth-Moseley House is believed to have been constructed c. 1843 and is one of the oldest remaining houses in DeKalb County.  It was spared demolition and accepted into the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Endagered Properties Revolving Fund in 2011 after the property went into foreclosure.  Its current owners purchased it six months later and consider their renovations of the house and gardens an ongoing process.

The house is located near the Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and is part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and the Klondike National Historic District.

The owners have suggested that we might want to explore the outside area and to walk down to a spring to see a sorghum boiler.  The area is still quite rustic and the ground may be muddy, so please wear appropriate shoes and dress accordingly.

Before and after photos of the property can be viewed here: http://www.frontdoor.com/photos/tour-georgias-historic-housworth-moseley-house

Directions:  From Atlanta, take I-20 East to Exit 74-Evans Mill Rd.  This is a long exit ramp.  Turn right off the ramp AFTER PASSING the Dairy Queen on your right and go through the light onto Woodruff Dr.  At the stop sign, turn right onto Klondike Rd.  Go 3 miles and turn left onto South Goddard Road.  Go about 1 mile and the house will be on the right.

Parking: There is room for a few cars to park along South Goddard Rd.  Others may park on Roundtree Lane, which is nearly adjacent to the farm.  There is limited parking in the drive up to the house, but please be aware of the flowers (daffodils) planted alongside the field and do not run over them.

Fee:  Free for CIRCA members and first-time guests, $10 for returning visitors.  Membership forms will be available at the event.