The Georgia Trust Spring Ramble

April 27-29, 2018
Columbus, Georgia

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Friday, April 27

Friday Ramble
11 a.m. to 5 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. Afterward, navigate your way to Peacock Woods-Dimon Circle Historic District, Wildwood Circle-Hillcrest Historic District, Hilton Heights and Weracoba-St. Elmo Historic District, an early 20th century neighborhood containing the largest and most intact collection of Craftsman, Tudor Revival, Neoclassical Revival and Spanish Revival style homes in the state.

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

Registration and Breakfast at Trinity Episcopal Church
9 a.m. to 11 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. Enjoy a delicious breakfast before discovering the fascinating history of Columbus.

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.

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

Sunday Brunch at Eagle and Phenix Mill Complex
9 a.m. to 12 p.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 the Wynn’s Hill-Overlook Historic District and Dinglewood Historic District, a neighborhood developed from an antebellum estate. The estate, subdivided between 1917 and 1946, includes early 20th century residences featuring fine example of Italianate, English Vernacular Revival and Colonial Revival styles.