The Georgia Trust Fall Ramble

October 8-10, 2021
Macon, Georgia

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Early-Bird Packet Pick-up at Rhodes Hall
Rhodes Hall
1516 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Friday, October 8, 2021

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Packet Pick-up at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center
213 Clinton Street, Macon, Georgia 31217
Begin your Ramble by picking up your registration packet at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center. Originally built by the Bibb Manufacturing Company in the 1920s as a gathering space for mill employees, it was recently restored by the Macon Arts Alliance and is the centerpiece of the historic Mill Hill neighborhood. Inside your registration packet will be a map and program, which includes details of each Ramble site.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday Ramble: Mill Hill and Shirley Hills neighborhoods
Ramble through the Shirley Hills Historic District, a planned residential neighborhood first laid out in the 1920s. Set along the east bank of the Ocmulgee River, this picturesque neighborhood of rolling hills features excellent examples of early 20th-century architecture such as Colonial Revival houses, Craftsman bungalows, and mid-20th-century residences designed by notable architects including W. Elliott Dunwody IV, Ellamae Ellis League and Dennis & Dennis.

6 to 8 p.m.
Dinner and cocktails at the Blacksmith Shop
665 Poplar Street, Macon, Georgia 31201
Enjoy cocktails and dinner at the Blacksmith Shop, a former carriage facility and blacksmith shop that has been restored to preserve the building’s architectural integrity. The architects maintained the original heart pine timbers, clerestory windows, handmade bricks and arched openings originally used for carriages.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.*
Packet Pick-up at Christ Church
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.*
Christ Church
582 Walnut Street, Macon, GA 31201

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
Packet Pick-up at Hay House
934 Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA 31201

*For those who purchase tickets with meals, breakfast will be served until 10 a.m. at Christ Church, 582 Walnut Street.

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast at Christ Church
582 Walnut Street, Macon, Georgia 31201
Enjoy breakfast at the historic Christ Church, a Georgia Trust Preservation Award winner for Excellence in Rehabilitation. Christ Church was founded in 1825 as Macon’s first church congregation.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Orientation and the 44th Annual Georgia Trust Preservation Awards
Grand Opera House
651 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201
After breakfast, learn about the history of Macon, its architecture, and preservation efforts during a brief orientation led by local experts. Following orientation, celebrate the state’s top preservationists and projects at the 44th Annual Preservation Awards.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lunch and Saturday Afternoon Ramble: Intown and Vineville Historic District
Explore historic Intown Macon, a neighborhood located within the Macon Historic District which also includes College Hill. The neighborhood features a number of Macon’s landmark houses that date from the 19th century, including the impressive Turpin-Grace-Hart-Whitten-Gustafson House, a Classical Revival style home built in 1908.

Discover the Vineville Historic District, considered Macon’s first suburb and home to a significant collection of late 19th and early 20th century residential architecture. Explore exquisite private residences designed by prominent architects such as Neel Reid, W. Elliot Dunwody, and Dennis & Dennis, including the 1925 Burden Stewart House, a Georgian style home with an exquisite garden. Ramblers will tour several beautifully restored homes designed by Neel Reid, including the Dr. Thomas H. Hall House, a 1909 English Arts and Crafts cottage that retains many of its original features.

Take a break from touring to enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the downtown eateries and wander the vibrant streets of Downtown Macon.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dinner and Cocktails at Hay House
934 Georgia Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31201
End the day with dinner on the grounds of Hay House, an impressive 1855 Renaissance Revival style home and a property of the Georgia Trust.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Packet Pick-up and Sunday Brunch at Fall Line Brewing Co.
567 Plum Street, Macon, Georgia 31201
Begin your day with breakfast at the Fall Line Brewing Co. Located in the heart of historic downtown Macon, this building originally served as a two-story horse and mule shop constructed in 1918. The building also served as an automobile dealership and repair shop. Restoration of the building began in 2018, preserving as much of its historic architecture. It now operates as a brewery and event space.

*For those who purchase tickets with meals, brunch will be served until 11 a.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday Ramble: Downtown
Explore Macon’s vibrant downtown and get an insider’s look at lofts that are rarely open to the public. Ramble through the Tindall Heights Historic District and the revitalized Beall’s Hill neighborhood. Step inside the Folk Victorian Smith-Hughes House, the last rehabilitation project for Historic Macon Foundation’s 15-year revitalization work in Beall’s Hill.

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