Druid Hill Presbyterian Church

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Tour this Gothic inspired sanctuary erected during World War II. What particular concerns plague Gothic structure? How did Medieval techniques and aesthetics create its hand-crafted stained glass windows and how will 21st century technology help preserve them? See and hear the workings of the Aeolian-Skinner organ and learn about the challenges of its preservation. Go on an “organcrawl” and finger the console. Also learn how this congregation faces the architectural challenges of creating intimacy in what was one of the largest gathering spaces in the city. The tour will close with a brief organ recital showcasing the church’s 1940 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, the oldest in Atlanta.

Image by Jeff Keesee

Event Details

Monday, March 11, 2013
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free and Open to the Public
Reservations Not Required
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information

Druid Hills Prebyterian Church
Area of City: East of Midtown - Druid Hills
1026 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta GA  30307
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Preservation Partner

Druid Hills Presbyterian Church

Founded in 1881, Druid Hills Presbyterian Church has ministered to the neighborhood across many changes and challenges.Alongside its ever evolving intown ministries to children, the homeless and international refugees, this sanctuary endures as a center of parish life and a home for neighborhood events, including community concerts and mayoral debates.