Take a Walking Tour of Tourison: (Benefits Historic Germantown and MALT)

14may11:00 am1:00 pmTake a Walking Tour of Tourison: (Benefits Historic Germantown and MALT)

Take a Walking Tour of Tourison: (Benefits Historic Germantown and MALT)

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Take A Walking Tour of Tourison

East Mt. Airy has a fascinating and little known history, and many fabulous houses. Who designed and built these houses, and created most of what we now know as East Mt. Airy.  Native son Ashton Tourison, Sr. was a builder with strong principles with respect to beauty, community and integrity.  He and his family created stunning residential architecture, as well as contributing significant Mt. Airy institutional architecture, in a  legacy that has lasted more than 100 years.  Please join us as we journey back in time to circa 1905!

Created and researched by Elise Rivers with the support of Historic Germantown.  Elise worked in the field of historic preservation as Assistant Director of Preservation Worcester in Massachusetts and Executive Director of Landmark West, an historic preservation non-profit advocating for the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her passion for beauty in architecture has never waned, and she was inspired to put together this walking tour, after living in, and loving, her own Tourison home.

Proceeds benefit MALT and Historic Germantown.

Register through the Mt. Airy Learning Tree:  HERE


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

Course Fee: $29.00

Rain date: May 15. Optional $20 fee, payable to instructor, for a guidebook and a video with much more information. All proceeds from sale of the guidebook donated to Historic Germantown.



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

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