July 2014 Events
Flat Rock, NC- Historic Home Tour of Flat Rock
Saturday, July 12th, 10am-4pm
After a six year absence, this home tour will be returning this summer! Included on the tour will be the Dunroy Estate and garden, circa 1862; McCullough Cottage, circa 1837; Apple Acres, circa 1848; and the Hopewood Estate and formal gardens, circa 1878-1938. Also on tour is the Church of St. John in the Wilderness and its churchyard, circa 1833. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.historicflatrockinc.org.
Seattle, WA- Storey Cottages District Centennial, Co-Sponsored by Ellsworth Storey Cottages, Inc.
Saturday, July 12, 1pm-4pm
“The family of Ellsworth Storey invites our members and the general public to celebrate the centennial of these beloved historic landmarks. The affordable cottages on a 1.5-acre wooded tract in Colman Park fit gently into the hillside, their forms making little impact on the land. They are finely scaled, with excellent proportions and exhibit the simple, direct use of local materials and skillful manipulation of site attributes that are trademarks of Ellsworth Storey’s efforts to define a Northwest Regional style. The cottages are constructed with exposed framing, their 3 x 4 vertical studs supporting single-thickness tongue-and-groove fir boards that form the interior walls. Porch decks and stair railings are screened simply and effectively with vertical slat work of alternating wide and narrow slats. A serpentine brick paved walkway with intermittent steps links one terraced set of cottages. Large firs, madronas, maples, and shrubs generously buffer and shade the site.” For more information, visit https://www.historicseattle.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=583.
Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, Marquette Bungalows Tour: Madison, WI
Saturdays at 11:00 AM: July 12 & September 27
Thursday Twilight Tours at 6:00 PM:June 26 & August 7
The 47 Craftsman style bungalows in this small historic district at the densest concentration of Craftsman style homes in the city. They weren’t designed by trained architects, but craftsmen working for the Karrels Building Company between 1924 and 1929. Learn about jerkinhead dormers, battered piers, and why the 48th house is not a bungalow.
Columbus, OH- Summer Tour of Historic Homes, Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association
Sunday, July 13th, 2-7pm
The area has over 1,000 homes, some as old as the 1830s, and more than 50 architectural styles including Italianate, Queen Anne and Victorian. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.oldetowneeast.org.
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