Pilgrimage Jubilee Of Homes- Yellow Tour

Historic Private Home Tours

Recognized as one of the South’s Top 20 Events—Celebrating 82 Years of Tours


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