Explore residential gems and take behind-the-scenes tours of architectural landmarks during the Dublin Expedition, March 4.
Tour stately homes on Millionaire's Row.
Enjoy lunch in Dublin's charming downtown.
Join us at a special closing reception at the preservation award-winning Old Dublin Post Office.
The Georgia Trust Dublin Expedition
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Georgia Trust invites you to the Dublin Expedition, where we'll explore one of the state's best kept secrets and its impressive collection of historic homes. Located between Atlanta and Savannah, Dublin boasts an impressive collection of historic homes and buildings dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a period when Dublin's cotton market led the state.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
Registration & Packet Pickup
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Theatre Dublin, 314 Academy Avenue, Dublin, GA 31021
Start the day by picking up your registration packet at the Theatre Dublin. Built in 1934, this Art Deco-inspired building has been the cornerstone of downtown for generations.
Welcome and Orientation: Theatre Dublin, 314 Academy Avenue, Dublin, GA 31021
10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
After picking up your tour packet at Theatre Dublin, stick around for a brief presentation of the history of Dublin and its impressive historic architecture.
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tour stately manors and magnificent mansions in the Bellevue historic district. Dubbed "Millionaire's Row" by residents, Bellevue Avenue features a wide variety of architectural styles. Explore the exquisite Davis House, an Italian Renaissance Revival style home inspired by the original owners' travels through Europe and designed by noted architect Charles Edward Choate. Guests will also enjoy a rare peek inside the stunning Lovett House, a Classical Revival home known as the "Wedding Cake House."
A trip to Dublin would not be complete without visiting the town's historic skyscraper. When constructed in 1912, the First National Bank was the tallest building south of Atlanta, with impressive marble floors and commanding views of downtown. In 2015, the Old First National Bank building underwent a major rehabilitation, receiving an Excellence in Rehabilitation Award from the Trust in 2016. The building is now operated by Georgia Military College.
Guests will also enjoy the classical architecture of the 1904 Carnegie Library and the 1926 Art Deco style Fred Roberts Hotel building, which now contains beautifully rehabilitated lofts.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy lunch from your choice of charming downtown restaurants including local favorites like Jack's Hamburgers, famous for its steamed burgers, and Company Supply, which is located in a restored 100-year-old dry goods store. A $10 lunch voucher will be included in your packet.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday afternoon you will be treated to a special closing reception at the preservation award-winning Old Dublin Post Office. This 1912 brick building has many unique architectural details including an impressive ornate revolving door and an exterior Flemish bond brick pattern, which was quite expensive at the time. The interior features elaborate domed ceilings, a round-headed glass arch, an original safe and post office boxes.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Rain or shine. No refunds.
Special thanks to our sponsors!