Take a Walking Tour of Tourison
Native son Ashton Tourison, Sr. (1851-1944) had a grand vision and confidence in the future of Mt. Airy. In approximately 1904,
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!
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