The Georgia Trust Fall Ramble

October 14-16, 2022
Newnan, Georgia

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Friday, October 14, 2022

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Packet Pick-up at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum
74 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263
Begin your day by picking up your registration packet at the McRitchie Hollis Museum, a beautifully restored 1937 Neoclassical style house and headquarters of the Newnan Coweta Historical Society. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the ever-changing exhibits that tell the story of Newnan and Coweta County.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday Ramble
Nicknamed the “City of Homes,” Newnan is home to some of Georgia’s most beautiful historic houses. Explore the city’s stunning historic homes and commercial buildings in the Downtown Historic District, laid out in 1828, and the Greenville-LaGrange Historic District, a residential neighborhood that was once home to many of Newnan’s prominent citizens. Ramblers will also have the opportunity to explore the College-Temple Historic District, a planned neighborhood of tree-lined streets, formal gardens and parks that accent the wide range of architectural styles in the picturesque district.

6 to 8 p.m.
Dinner and Cocktails at the Newnan Historic Train Depot
60 East Broad Street, Newnan, GA 30263
Enjoy cocktails and dinner at the Newnan Historic Train Depot, a beautifully rehabilitated historic building that originally served as the freight and passenger depot for the Atlanta and West Point Railroad in the 1850s. The building was donated to the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society in the mid-1990s and was restored in the 2000s with a grant received from the Governor’s Office.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.*
Packet Pick-up at Central Baptist Church
14 W. Broad Street
Newnan, GA 30263
*For those who purchase tickets that include meals, breakfast will be served at Central Baptist Church until 10 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Packet Pick-up at Carl Miller Park
74 Sewell Road
Newnan, GA 30263

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast
Central Baptist Church
14 W. Broad Street
Newnan, GA 30263

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Orientation
Central Baptist Church
14 W. Broad Street
Newnan, GA 30263
Stick around after breakfast for a brief overview of Newnan’s history.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lunch and Saturday Ramble
Discover the Neoclassical, Italianate, Classical Revival, Romanesque, and Victorian homes of Newnan’s six National Register historic districts. Discover stunning homes in the College-Temple Historic District, where you will have the rare opportunity to tour the Topol-Martin House. The interior was designed by Stan Topol, one of America’s preeminent decorators, who has also designed a residence for Elton John.

Make your way to the Platinum Point Historic District, a neighborhood that boasts a collection of fine houses built by wealthy Newnan citizens. Nestled in a park-like setting, Platinum Point emerged with the increased use of the automobile and has an excellent and diverse array of Revival style architecture popular in the 20th century.

Take a break from touring to enjoy a delicious lunch. Boxed lunches will be provided. Pickup location TBD.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dinner and Cocktails at the University of West Georgia Newnan Campus
End the day with dinner on the picturesque grounds of the University of West Georgia Newnan Campus, a Georgia Trust Preservation Award winner. Originally the Old Newnan Hospital, the facility was rehabilitated by the University of West Georgia in 2012 and now serves as a focal point for the Newnan campus. Preserving the historic character of the building, the hospital was converted into a modern educational facility, repurposing the hospital’s original operating rooms as science lab space.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.*
Packet Pick-up and Sunday Brunch
Cherry Hollow Farm
12525 Jones Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
*For those who purchase tickets that include meals, brunch will be served until 11 a.m.

Begin the day with a delectable brunch at Cherry Hollow Farm. Located in the nearby community of Chattahoochee Hills, Cherry Hollow Farm is a unique complex comprised of remnants from turn-of-the-century mills, power plants, and farmsteads from across the South, many of which no longer exist.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday Ramble
Tour the beautifully restored Dunaway Gardens, once the theatrical training ground for performers, producers and directors during the 1930s and 1940s. Ramble through historic properties in the idyllic countryside of Chattahoochee Hill Country, one of the last undeveloped and rural areas in Metro Atlanta. Then make your way to Serenbe, a community with historic-inspired architecture set among preserved forests and meadows. The area features rolling hills, forests and farms along with a rich history and a dedication to the preservation of its natural beauty.

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