The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble

April 27-29, 2018
Columbus, Georgia

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Friday, April 27

Packet Pick-up and Registration at W.C. Bradley Co. Museum
1017 Front Avenue
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Start the day by picking up your registration packet at the W.C. Bradley Co. Museum, housed inside a rehabilitated cotton warehouse built in the 1880s. Don’t miss the extensive W.C Bradley Co. art collection that reflects the company’s culture, people and commitment to the community.

Friday Ramble
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Navigate your way to Peacock Woods-Dimon Circle Historic District, Wildwood Circle-Hillcrest Historic District and Hilton Heights to tour an array of historic homes in various house styles.

The Georgia Trust 41st Annual Preservation Awards
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday evening’s activities will begin with the 41st Annual Preservation Awards at First Presbyterian Church, where we will celebrate the state’s top preservationists and projects.

Dinner and Cocktails at Historic St. Elmo
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy dinner and cocktails at historic St. Elmo, an exquisite privately owned antebellum Greek Revival mansion that was completed in 1833.

Saturday, April 28

Packet Pick-up and Registration at Trinity Episcopal Church
1130 1st Avenue
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Breakfast at Trinity Episcopal Church
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast provided by Twelfth Street Catering at the historic Trinity Episcopal Church, a magnificent Gothic Revival structure completed in the early 1890s.

Annual Meeting and Orientation to Columbus at Trinity Episcopal Church
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
After breakfast, stick around to hear the state of preservation in Georgia at The Georgia Trust’s Annual Meeting. You will also discover the fascinating history of Columbus, its architecture and local preservation efforts from local experts during orientation.

Lunch and Saturday Afternoon Ramble: Columbus Historic District
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday’s Ramble will take you to the original Columbus Historic District, a 26-block Victorian residential neighborhood. Located along the Chattahoochee River, the Columbus Historic District has retained its original character and charm while undergoing rehabilitation and restoration. Take a break from touring to enjoy lunch at one of the many local eateries that line the streets of bustling downtown Columbus.

Saturday Evening: Dinner and Cocktails at the Columbus Museum
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Feast upon a delicious dinner at the Columbus Museum, which incorporates a 1912 Mediterranean Revival house that was originally part of a 13-acre estate owned by noted Columbus industrialist, W.C. Bradley. The grounds feature the Bradley-Olmsted Garden, a resplendent oasis designed in the 1920s by the Olmsted Brothers firm, founded by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Sunday, April 29

Packet Pick-up, Registration and Sunday Brunch at Eagle and Phenix Mill Complex
1201 Front Avenue
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Begin your day with breakfast at the Eagle and Phenix Mill Complex, once the largest mill in the South following the Civil War. The mill complex is currently owned by the W.C. Bradley Co. and is undergoing a meticulous restoration to its 1900 appearance. Enjoy sweeping views of the Chattahoochee River at the mill’s powerhouse and get a closer look at the mill’s impressive generators, said to have come from the Chicago’s World Fair.

Sunday Ramble
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Explore beautifully restored homes in the Wynn’s Hill-Overlook Historic District.

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Ramble Tips

  • Parking for Friday’s registration and packet pick-up is available in the garage across from the W.C. Bradley Museum. Street parking is also available.
  • The 41st Annual Preservation Awards are being held at First Presbyterian Church prior to Friday’s dinner at St. Elmo. The award ceremony is from 5-6 p.m. Paid parking is available in the garage directly across the street. Parking is free after 5 p.m.
    Friday evening’s dinner at St. Elmo is at a private residence located within a neighborhood. Street parking is available along 18th Avenue and surrounding streets, please be courteous of the neighbors when parking.
  • For those registered for Full Registration or have purchased tickets to include meals on Saturday, a lunch voucher will be included in your registration packet. This voucher applies to 8 participating uptown restaurants and is good for $10. Gratuity is not included. Restaurants will accept vouchers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Don’t miss two of our Places in Peril sites. An insert is included in your program with addresses. The interiors are not open for tours.
  • Sunday’s brunch will be at the Eagle & Phenix Mill Complex. Look for the large water tower located on the mill’s property; brunch will be held directly behind and below the water tower.