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Pilgrimage Jubilee Of Homes- Yellow Tour

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

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Pilgrimage Jubilee Of Homes / Yellow Tour

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

Spotlight on Preservation, Architectural Tour- The Haley Reeves Home

Have you ever wondered what it takes to preserve an historic home?
Here’s your chance to talk to a homeowner, historians, and preservation experts.

505 7th Street South
Circa 1838

Built for Gray and Marie Chandler, prominent and wealthy citizens of early Columbus, who were credited with many philanthropic projects from providing funds to build St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to opening their home as a hospital during the Civil War. In the early twentieth century, a Craftsman-style front porch was added to the house, rendering the charming Federal front nearly unrecognizable. The interior of the home has been left in almost its original state; now undergoing extensive restoration, the earliest paint colors and materials are visible. Step back in time as you explore the bare bones of a 180+ year-old structure and look forward to visiting again to see the house sparkle after being restored to its splendid original style. In addition to learning about the history of this home, guests on this tour will have access to a preservation expert from Mississippi State University who will answer questions pertaining to historic home restoration from building materials to relevant tax deductions, and more.

Future home of Mr. Joe Beckett

The Amzi Love Home

The Amzi Love Home
305 7th Street South
Circa 1848

An Italianate structure with Gothic and Greek Revival features, Amzi Love is the only home on tour that has remained in the same family for seven generations. Many of the furnishings and artifacts are original to the house. Owner Sid Caradine is a direct descendant of Amzi Love. His wife, Mrs. Brenda Caradine, is a founder of the Tennessee Williams Tribute in Columbus.

Home of Mr. Mrs. Sidney R. Caradine, III / National Register

EXPERIENCE

Highlights

  • Tour Columbus’ first downtown apartment
  • Witness history being uncovered
  • Tour a family home of 7 generations

Full Description

The premier experience of Spring Pilgrimage is enjoying daily tours of some of the most historically significant private homes in America. The Yellow Tour features The McGahey- Chitmon apartment, the Haley Reeves Home and Amzi Love. 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.

Includes

✓ Tour 3 private historic homes
✓ 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 all locations

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Cost:

Adults $35
Students $25

Dates & Times

2 pm – 5pm
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 hour

Free Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 hour in advance.

Location

STARTING 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