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Pilgrimage Jubilee Of Homes- Purple Tour

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Pilgrimage Jubilee Of Homes / Purple Tour

Temple Heights

Temple Heights
515 9th Street North
Circa 1837

Built by slave labor for Richard Brownrigg as a copy of a family home in Edenton, North Carolina, imposing Temple Heights is four stories with two rooms and a stair hall on each floor. In 1845, the Federal style was amended by the addition of fourteen Doric columns on three sides to reflect the newer Greek Revival style. Later, Temple Heights was the home of Jane Fontaine, one of the founders of Decoration Day. The property contains three historical structures.

Home of Dr. & Mrs. Mark Novotny / National Register / Mississippi Landmark

The Haven

The Haven
315 2nd Avenue North
Circa 1843

Built by free men of color Thomas and Isaac Williams from South Carolina, the home is a raised cottage and reflects the style of the Low Country. Handmade bricks reinforced the structure, and the 179-year-old chimneys still stand straight. The Haven is the only house built in Columbus by free men of color. The Williamses operated a blacksmith shop on their property and moved to Texas in 1850. During a 1980s restoration, a collection of artifacts was discovered and is now on display in the house. Now a bed and breakfast.

Home of Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Moody

The McGahey Apartment

The McGahey Apartment
120 5th Street North
Circa 1930

The McGahey-Chitmon apartment is a spacious and luxurious living space. The building has flat-arch windows with stone lintels and a corbeled cornice with brick dentils. In the 1980s Arthur and Martha McGahey created the first downtown apartment in Columbus. A few years later, new owner Frank Imes enlarged the space, and engaged artist Jeannie Howard to create the interior design. A second story indoor pool with spectacular tile work was added. A large skylight fills the space over the entertainment area.

Home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Chitmon

EXPERIENCE

Highlights

  • Visit a home built by free men of color
  • Tour the home of one of the founders of Decoration Day (now Memorial Day)
  • See three historic structures on the same property
  • Tour Columbus’ first downtown apartment

Full Description

The premier experience of Spring Pilgrimage is enjoying daily tours of some of the most historically significant private homes in America. The Purple tour features The McGahey-Chitmon apartment Temple Heights, and The Haven. For a weekend of April 8-9, join Temple Heights and The Haven and go “Behind the Big House” with The Slave Dwelling Project (separate ticketing required). Soak up the atmosphere and architecture as homeowners and their friends enchant guests with the unique stories of these houses, including the fascinating history of those who lived and worked there.

Tour 3 private historic home
✓ Tour Guide
✓ On Street Parking
X Handicap Accessible
X Transportation

PREPARE FOR THE ACTIVITY

Meeting point WILL BE PRINTED ON THE TICKET COMFIRMATION
Important information Know before you go:

  • Tours will take place rain or shine
  • Wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes, heels not permitted.
  • Please silence cell phones on the properties.
  • No smoking, eating, drinking, or interior photography allowed Still photos only
  • On street parking at Riverview and Amzi Love
  • Parking on the property of Rosedale

Details

Date:
April 16
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Cost:

Adults $35
Students $25

Dates & Times

10am 1pm
March 26

10am 1pm
Saturday, April 16

BEHIND THE BIG
HOUSE, Slave Dwelling
Project (separate ticketing
required)

7pm 10pm
Friday, April 8

10am 1pm
Saturday, April 9

Ticketing Info:

Mobile
Use your phone or print your voucher
In Person
Preservation Pilgrimage Headquarters, 512 Main Street, Across from City Hall
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Last minute ticketing

Last minute ticketing available

Covid-19 precautions

Special health and safety measures apply.

Event Duration

Duration 3 hours

Free Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 hour in advance.

Location

START LOCATIONS WILL BE PRINTED ON THE TICKET COMFIRMATION

Arrive 20 minutes before tour time.

Organizer

Preservation Society of Columbus
Phone:
(662) 368-2503
Email:
PreserveColumbus@gmail.com

Venue

Preservation Pilgrimage Headquarters
512 Main St
Columbus, 39701 United States
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