september, 2020

30sep11:00 am1:00 pmTake a Walking Tour of Tourison

Event Details

Native son Ashton Tourison, Sr. (1851-1944) had a grand vision and confidence in the future of Mt. Airy. In approximately 1904, he purchased 125 acres between Chew and Stenton, from E. Durham Street to E. Gorgas Lane, and advertised his plan for the new Sedgwick Farms as “stone-built homes, planned on an architectural idea that makes each different from the other, yet in perfect harmony with all.” Join us for this step back in time to circa 1910 to see the timeless beauty of these homes that reflect core values of “space, air, light, comfort and good taste.” Learn about how East Mt. Airy came to be, constructed with a variety of designs, in the form of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Neo-Georgian and Victorian, all built by one family — originally from France!

Notes:

Dates: September 30, 2020

Meets: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Meet outside at Lovett Library, 6945 Germantown Ave.

Course Fee: $20.00

Please arrive at 10:45 AM to check in; tour starts promptly at 11 AM. All attendees must wear a mask throughout the tour. Rain date: Sunday, September 20, same time. We will add additional tours when this one fills.
This tour is co-sponsored by Historic Germantown, Mt. Airy Learning Tree and Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy.
 Historic Germantown - Freedom's Backyard

Time

(Wednesday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Lovett Memorial Library

6945 Germantown Avenue

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