|1785 Harbert Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.|
The Devoted Classicist has been a volunteer committee member for a historic district in Memphis, Tennessee, that holds a Home & Garden Tour each year as a fund-raiser for its many worthwhile activities. In fact, this is the 35th year for the annual tour which often draws a couple of thousand visitors each second Sunday in September. The tour is the most organized, well-run, all-volunteer function that one could imagine, and it has been a pleasure to work with this group for several years in a row, now. Along with truly exceptional neighborhood historian Marsha Hayes, I write the guidebook. There are usually a half dozen homes on the tour, representative of the mostly early twentieth century houses that make up the wonderfully liveable neighborhood, and this year is no exception. None of the six houses have ever been on the tour before, and the construction dates range from 1910 to 1925.
|1743 Harbert Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.|
Memphis Commercial Appeal.
A special selection of books that would be of interest to residents and visitors to the Central Gardens Historic Conservation District are available for purchase through The Devoted Classicist Library . Many of the books would be of interest to early 20th century historic districts, in general, and owners of Arts & Crafts, Craftsman, European Eclectic, and Colonial Revival houses as well.