Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour
This year’s theme, “At Home in Apalach” runs the gamut from spacious and graceful century-old houses and charming bungalows to contemporary ones with new energy sources. Visitors are invited to sample an array of houses that we call home in Apalach. The featured house for the 2013 tour is the home of Ed and Candace Springer. Built by Dave Maddox for Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Flowers, it celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Constructed of heart pine, situated behind a white picket fence and shaded by towering Magnolia trees, it portrays a gracious vision of life in Apalach in the past century. An example of Gulf Coast Two Story - Greek Revival architecture, the large central halls on each floor are flanked by equal-sized, spacious rooms.
On Friday, May 3, a second annual preservation symposium precedes the tour day. This year’s focus will be on outdoor spaces :“Gardening in Public and Privates Spaces”. Limited tickets for this special event are available at $75.00 which includes lecture, field trip, luncheon and cocktail party
Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday, May 3, 5:30 p.m., provides the traditional opening for the home tour. It will be followed by a reception open to all, and a free lecture, “Gardening in Apalach” at 6:30 p.m., which will round out the day’s events.
Homes will be open on Saturday, May 4, only, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available at $20 until the day of the event. On May 4, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $25 per ticket. Lunch will be served from 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m. in Trinity’s parish hall at a cost of $10. In addition, a sealed bid auction, 10:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m., will be a part of the tour day’s festivities. Guests to Apalachicola can enhance their weekend experience by allowing time to visit the many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns and parks that mark this historic town as a truly unique place. We welcome you to join us for the weekend. And we hope that you will find yourself at home in Apalach, too. For more information or ticket sales please contact Trinity Episcopal Church at (850) 653-9550 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at (850) 653-9419. Please visit the tour website at apalachicolahistorichometour.org
Location : Apalachicola, Florida
Category: Apalachicola / Community Events
Contact : Trinity Episcopal Church
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Sponsor : Trinity Episcopal Church
Last Modified : April 26, 2013
Community Event from Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce