Candlelight Tour Highlights the Best of Grant Park

If you want to see some of the most beautiful homes in Grant Park, you won’t want to miss the 2012 Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes. Here are a few highlights on the home tour this year.

622 Grant Street

Celebrating its 144th year as Grant Park’s signature mansion, the Burns Mansion once again opens its doors to welcome friends and guests to celebrate the holiday season. It all started with Captain James A. Burns. As the story goes, Burns, a Union Army Captain came to Atlanta after the Civil War and began construction on a new home. He designed the home himself, and the lavish mansion took a year to construct. It was finished in 1868. Meanwhile, working with the Union military government, Captain Burns helped to oversee the re-establishment of the railroads to Atlanta and owned several businesses.

After Burns’ death in 1902, the home was purchased by his close friend Colonel Scott. The co-founder the Atlanta Board of Realtors, Scott was a developer in West End, Avondale Estates and other historic Atlanta neighborhoods. 

327 St. Paul Avenue

In December 2001, the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) purchased Atlanta’s most significant and endangered historical home, the antebellum Lemuel P. Grant Mansion in the Grant Park Historic District. Without this purchase, the house would have been demolished to build two new homes.

Although now one-story, the buff stucco Italianate mansion once stood three-stories high. It was built in 1856 by Lemuel Pratt Grant (1817-1893), a city pioneer, railroad magnate and philanthropist, who donated 100 acres to the city for Grant Park. Surviving the Civil War, the house was the birthplace of golf legend Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones and was, at one time, a passion of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind.

512 Park Avenue

This award-winning, EarthCraft home is arguably one of the most meticulously restructured homes in the neighborhood today. It was dismembered and reconstructed by a team of craftsmen working for over a year and half to get substantially complete. The owner moved in and has worked for the past several years to complete all details of the property.

In 1890, this was Darby Street of the Grant Estate. The Pattersons home, one of the grandest homes in Atlanta was located at the site of the Park Avenue Baptist Sanctuary. 

It’s not too late to buy your tickets! 

If you still haven’t purchased your tour tickets, how about this for an incentive – Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House has generously donated a $10 gift card for each ticket holder. Gift cards will be distributed at St Paul United Methodist Church, where you will pick up your program to start the tour.  Spend $15 on a ticket to the BEST home tour in Atlanta, and get $10 to spend at Six Feet Under.  How awesome is that? 

After midnight tonight, the ticket cost increases to $20, so act fast!

posted: Dec 7, 2012 | No Responses

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