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 December Meeting:

Join us for CIRCA’s December Tour of the Glenn House in Inman Park!

DATE: Sunday, December 8, 2019

TIME: Gather at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE883 Edgewood Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

PARKING: There is limited street parking in front of the house along Edgewood Avenue and in the neighborhood.  The Inman Park MARTA station is located 2 blocks from the house.

DESCRIPTION:   CIRCA previously toured The Glenn House, which is the home of the Rogers family, in October of 2018 when the restoration was not yet completed but was in the latter stages.  Britton Rogers and all of the Rogers family gave us a complete tour and provided many details of their challenges and sucesses as they restored the home as closely as possible to its 1890 appearance while also adding modern systems and amenitites.  The family has now generously offered to host CIRCA for our December Tour so that we can see the finished product complete with holiday lights and decoration.

The house was built in 1890 in the style of Queen Anne Victorian for Rev. Wilbur Fisk Glenn, a Methodist minister and alumnus of Emory University.  In 1903, Rev. Glenn's daughter, Flora, married Charles Howard Candler, a Coca-Cola heir, in the back parlour  of the house.

During the twentieth century the house experienced significant exterior and interior alterations of its Victorian character.  Non-historic changes included the removal of the third floor, tower porch, chimneys, front porch millwork, and several other exterior and interior features such as the pocket doors, mantels, stairs, and windows.  Over the last two years, many of these historic features have been restored and rebuilt.

The Rogers' family has lovingly and painstakingly restored the house, so please join us as we celebrate the holiday season with them and view the finished product. 

OPTIONAL: Since this is a festive time of the year, feel free to bring a favorite holiday food or beverage to share with others if you'd like.  To avoid too many of one type of item, the following designation using members' last names is offered (but not required):  A-H (savory), I-P (sweet), and Q-Z (alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks).

RESERVATIONS: Reservations are not needed for this event.

FEES: Free for CIRCA members and first-time guests. $10 others. For inquiries about membership, please contact the Atlanta Preservation Center at 404-688-3353, ext. 11 (Ruth Middleton). Please confirm your membership status if you are unsure.

Image:  Britton Rogers, The Glenn House Restoration.

 

 

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