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Historic Grant Park 42nd Annual Tour of Homes

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The 42nd annual Grant Park Spring Tour of Homes, May 21-22, 2016, will take you through a tour of Atlanta's backyard. Join Grant Park residents as they welcome you to tour their homes throughout the neighborhood. Homes on the tour include a Craftsman bungalow, a 1920s Gothic Revival church repurposed into commercial space, and stunning new additions to historic homes. 


This year's tour will feature a historic home under construction, so attendees can see what goes into the restoration and rehabilitation of a historic property. If you toured with us last year, you will not recognize last year’s featured home under construction, the “Painted Lady” at 367 Park Avenue, because it returns this year to its fully restored glory. Be sure to stop by and see how much its changed! 


This year’s tour also includes a house with a mystery door that goes nowhere, an 1898 home with a basement original to the house – practically unheard of in Grant Park – and an award-winning 100-year-old oak tree in one of the historic home’s backyards. 

The tour benefits the Grant Park Neighborhood Association, just as it has for 42 years. 100% of funds go to Grant Park neighborhood projects, supporting our schools, public safety, and more! 

Special thanks to our 2016 Tour of Homes Host Sponsor:

Order Tickets - $20 for adults, $10 for children under 18 (children 3 and under free). $25 the day of.
Please PRINT A RECEIPT to take to the ticket booth if ordering online during the weekend of the tour.
When you order online you will pickup your ticket (tour booklet) at the ticket booth the weekend of the tour, which is located at the historic Erskine Fountain at the intersection of Cherokee Avenue and Ormond Street. Directions to Erskine Fountain.

Tour admission includes a goody bag filled with coupons from local businesses (while they last).

Grant Park is a large neighborhood, so we do recommend driving or riding a bike for this tour.

Volunteers receive perks that include:
  • Snacks
  • Coupons to local restaurants/businesses
  • FREE tour ticket for EACH 3 hour shift! 
  • FREE Mothball ticket for EACH 3 hour shift! The Mothball is an annual themed party. This year Mothball is November 12.
2016 Homes on the Grant Park Tour of Homes 
Please enjoy just a smidgeon of information about each home on the tour below. 
More details will be available in the tour booklet the weekend of the tour! 

626 Ormewood Ave SE
626 Ormewood Avenue was built in 1911 at a cost of $2,300 and has been featured in numerous magazines and TV shows. Many of the original historic features have remained in tact along with a spacious deck and a large back yard with updated flower gardens, rock paths and a pond. You will see and admire original arts and crafts tile around the dining room fireplace and much more!

715 Rosalia Ave SE
715 Rosalia Avenue SE is a historic home that has undergone major renovation and is full of fascinating touches that include: concrete slab countertops, a farmhouse sink, unique butcher block table and industrial lighting found at Scott Antique market, a large painting that was once displayed at Wisteria Restaurant in Inman Park, and a collage of posters that originally hung in Paris subway stations.

532 Boulevard SE
As you approach 532 Boulevard SE, built in 1020, you will be stunned by a curious combination of magnificent roses and tropical palm trees! The warm welcoming continues as you enter the main hall and view exposed trim, original flooring and the Fretwork Spandrel. As you look up, many of the rooms on the main floor have tremendous light fixtures complimenting the 12 foot ceilings. Each of the fireplaces on the main floor have original tile and are a stunning feature in each room.

367 Park Ave SE
367 Park Avenue SE, affectionately known by neighbors as "The Painted Lady," was on the 2015 Tour of Homes as a "home in renovation." This home returns to the 2016 tour in it's fully restored late 1800's glory by Park Atlanta Homes!

468 Grant St SE
A charming Scottish garden welcomes you as you approach 468 Grant St SE. This home has seen many renovations over the years, but recent renovations have focused on restoring certain aspects of the home to their original features to honor the home's history. In this quaint historic home you will find many examples for optimizing space with features like ceiling height cabinets, storage under the stairs, and more. You'll also get to see one of Grant Park's many chicken coops at this home! 

738 Boulevard Ave SE
738 Boulevard Avenue SE boasts a large front yard and a rambling wraparound porch with original heart of pine wood floors and posts. The owners of this home have strived to maintain a classic and elegant look with thoughtful personal touches like vintage period furniture and oil paintings, a bedroom suite that includes a bed in which the grandfather of one of the home owners was born in, and a gorgeous upright piano that is still played and enjoyed today. 

327 St Paul Ave SE
327 St Paul Avenue SE was built by Lemuel P. Grant in 1856 and is the current location for The Atlanta Preservation Center. The once three-story home originally featured two-foot-wide walls, 10-foot windows, four porches, nine fireplaces and a ballroom. In 1902, while friends of the Grants were staying in the house, a woman gave birth to a son: Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones, who went on to become the legendary golfer and co-founder of The Masters. Learn more about the destruction and decay this home has endured over time as well as attempts to restore it.

556 Woodward Ave SE
The owners of 556 Woodward Avenue SE have been Grant Park neighbors since 1982 and have spent their time lovingly and meticulously restoring this home by hand throughout the years.  Both owners are artists who create their artwork in an on-premise studio and display their artwork throughout the home and in a gallery added to the back of the home in the 1980s.

325 Georgia Ave SE

For the past few years we've included a house currently under renovation on the tour. This year is no exception. We're super excited to bring you this year's house under renovation: 325 Georgia Ave SE! Get a glimpse of where some of our beautifully restored homes have come from as you walk through this home that serves as a superb example of the predominant architectural style of the typical Grant Park residence. This 1910 Folk Victorian style home has a history you'll want to learn more about! Once restored we'll have a cocktail party in the home with neighbors to celebrate its return to its fully restored glory. 

See homes and sites from recent past tours: 2015 Virtual Tour and 2014 Virtual Tour
For information please contact Heidi Reis, Tour Coordinator
Cell: 917.822.5770

Admission: Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of tour. Children are $10.

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Grant Park Tour of Homes
Erskine Fountain and Ormond Street SE
Atlanta, GA United States 30312

Presented by:
Grant Park Neighborhood Association
Atlanta, GA United States 30312

Traveling south or north on I-75/85 through downtown Atlanta, Exit onto I-20 going east. Take exit 59A, Boulevard, and travel north towards Memorial Drive. Take a left (West) on Memorial Drive. Turn left onto Cherokee Avenue at the second traffic light. Travel about 18 blocks south on Cherokee Avenue to the historic Erskine Fountain which will be on your left and Ormond Street will be on your right.


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