Phoenix Flies: Westview Cemetery Candler Era Tour

This tour, which covers the 20th century expansion of the cemetery by Asa Candler Jr., begins at Crab Orchard Fountain. Tour goers will learn about the lives of many important Atlantans and will experience the beauty of the Westview Abbey built in 1943-45. The Abbey’s Florence Candler Chapel includes carved reredos, painted panels and marvelous stained glass.

Event Details
Sunday, March 22, 2015
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Free

Venue Information
Westview Cemetery
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310

Please enter the main entrance to the cemetery and take your first right which will be the parking area for the historic Gate House. Your guide will lead tour goers by car to the Crab Orchard Fountain where the tour will begin on foot.
Starting Point: The Crab Orchard Fountain.
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Westview
Westview Cemetery is one of the largest non-profit cemeteries in the United States and the largest in the Southeast. Since 1884, Westview Cemetery has been proud to serve Atlanta and surrounding communities with dignity, beauty and heritage, while endeavoring to provide services that are within economic reach of all who seek them.
www.westviewcemetery.com

About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.

Phoenix Flies: Hammonds House Guided Tour

Believed to have been built in 1870 and once residence of Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, prominent Atlanta physician and arts patron, this Eastlake Victorian now houses a collection of mid-nineteenth century art by African American artists, hosts exhibits and serves as a resource center and base for educational programs that reach out to the community.

Event Details
Saturday, March 21, 2015
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free
Reservations Required 404-612-0481 (limited to 25)
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information
Hammonds House
Area of City: West of Downtown
503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Free parking is available in lot on Lucille Street and on the street in front of the museum.
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Hammonds House Museum
The mission of Hammonds House Museum is to conserve, collect, exhibit and educate the public about the contributions made by artists of African descent.
www.hammondshouse.org

About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.

Phoenix Flies: Wren’s Nest House Tours

The Wren’s Nest is the former home of Joel Chandler Harris author of the famous Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit tales. Harris lived in this Queen Anne Victorian home from 1881 to 1908 and penned many of the timeless stories on the front porch. Touring the Wren’s Nest will allow you to step back in time and enjoy a house tour.

This site is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Event Details
Saturday, March 21, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Free
This event is partially accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. For questions call 404-688-3353.
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information
Wren’s Nest
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Parking is available in the gravel drive on the western side of the house.
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Wren’s Nest
By preserving the legacy of Joel Chandler Harris and the heritage of African American folklore through storytelling, tours, and student publishing, the Wren’s Nest serves as an educational resource for the community, the greater Atlanta area and visitors from around the globe.

Phoenix Flies: Westview Abby Architectural Lecture

Nestled in the heart of Westview Cemetary lies an Atlanta architectural gem known as the Westview Abbey. This traditionally ornamented Spanish Baroque structure contains numberous artworks, stained glass windows, and a beautifully appointed chapel. Native Atlantan Architect Jonathan Willis LaCrosse will discuss the architectural and historical significance of this local treasure.

Event Details
Saturday, March 21, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free
Reservations required: www.classicist-se.org (limited to 50)
This event is partially accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. For questions call 404-688-3353.

Venue Information
Westview Cemetery
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Southeast
ICAA-SE is dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of Classical architecture and art of our region.
www.classicist-se.org

Phoenix Flies: Westview Cemetery Guided Tour

Preserving the past and serving the future since 1884, Westview Cemetery’s self-guided, small-group and bicycle tours offer ample opportunities to explore the final resting place of many important Atlantans, as well as visit sites such as the Battle of Ezra Church and the beautiful Mausoleum and Abbey Chapel.

Event Details
Daily, Thursday, March 19 – Saturday, March 21, 2015
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Free
Reservation required: www.westviewcemetery.com
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information
Westview Cemetery
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Westview
Westview Cemetery is one of the largest non-profit cemeteries in the United States and the largest in the Southeast. Since 1884, Westview Cemetery has been proud to serve Atlanta and surrounding communities with dignity, beauty and heritage, while endeavoring to provide services that are within economic reach of all who seek them.
www.westviewcemetery.com

About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.

Phoenix Flies: Westview Cemetery Guided Tour

Preserving the past and serving the future since 1884, Westview Cemetery’s self-guided, small-group and bicycle tours offer ample opportunities to explore the final resting place of many important Atlantans, as well as visit sites such as the Battle of Ezra Church and the beautiful Mausoleum and Abbey Chapel.

Event Details
Daily, Wednesday, March 18 – Saturday, March 21, 2015
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free
Reservation required: www.westviewcemetery.com
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information
Westview Cemetery
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Westview
Westview Cemetery is one of the largest non-profit cemeteries in the United States and the largest in the Southeast. Since 1884, Westview Cemetery has been proud to serve Atlanta and surrounding communities with dignity, beauty and heritage, while endeavoring to provide services that are within economic reach of all who seek them.
www.westviewcemetery.com

About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.

Phoenix Flies: Westview Cemetery 19th Century Tour

This tour, which covers the original 19th century cemetery, begins at the 1890 Gate House. Tour goers will learn about the lives of many important Atlantans like Joel Chandler Harris, Lemuel Pratt Grant, Henry Grady, Asa Candler and Harriett Harwell Wilson High while enjoying beautiful sculptures and historic structures.

Event Details
Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Free

Venue Information
Westview Cemetery
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Please enter the main entrance to the cemetery and take your first right which will be the parking area for the historic Gate House and the starting point for the tour.
Starting Point: The Historic Gate House parking area.
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Westview
Westview Cemetery is one of the largest non-profit cemeteries in the United States and the largest in the Southeast. Since 1884, Westview Cemetery has been proud to serve Atlanta and surrounding communities with dignity, beauty and heritage, while endeavoring to provide services that are within economic reach of all who seek them.
www.westviewcemetery.com

About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.

Phoenix Flies: Hammonds House Guided Tour

Believed to have been built in 1870 and once residence of Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, prominent Atlanta physician and arts patron, this Eastlake Victorian now houses a collection of mid-nineteenth century art by African American artists, hosts exhibits and serves as a resource center and base for educational programs that reach out to the community.

Event Details
Saturday, March 7, 2015
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free
Reservations Required 404-612-0481 (limited to 25)
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information
Hammonds House
Area of City: West of Downtown
503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Free parking is available in lot on Lucille Street and on the street in front of the museum.
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Hammonds House Museum
The mission of Hammonds House Museum is to conserve, collect, exhibit and educate the public about the contributions made by artists of African descent.
www.hammondshouse.org

About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.

Phoenix Flies: Wren’s Nest House Tours

The Wren’s Nest is the former home of Joel Chandler Harris author of the famous Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit tales. Harris lived in this Queen Anne Victorian home from 1881 to 1908 and penned many of the timeless stories on the front porch. Touring the Wren’s Nest will allow you to step back in time and enjoy a house tour.

This site is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Event Details
Saturday, March 7, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Free
This event is partially accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. For questions call 404-688-3353.
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information
Wren’s Nest
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Parking is available in the gravel drive on the western side of the house.
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Wren’s Nest
By preserving the legacy of Joel Chandler Harris and the heritage of African American folklore through storytelling, tours, and student publishing, the Wren’s Nest serves as an educational resource for the community, the greater Atlanta area and visitors from around the globe.

About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.

Phoenix Flies: Westview Cemetery Self-Guided Tour

Preserving the past and serving the future since 1884, Westview Cemetery’s self-guided, small-group and bicycle tours offer ample opportunities to explore the final resting place of many important Atlantans, as well as visit sites such as the Battle of Ezra Church and the beautiful Mausoleum and Abbey Chapel.

Event Details
Daily, Saturday, March 7, 2015 through Saturday, March 21, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Free
This event is appropriate for young preservationists over 10 years of age.

Venue Information
Westview Cemetery
Area of City: Southwest of Downtown
1680 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Map Link

Preservation Partner
Westview
Westview Cemetery is one of the largest non-profit cemeteries in the United States and the largest in the Southeast. Since 1884, Westview Cemetery has been proud to serve Atlanta and surrounding communities with dignity, beauty and heritage, while endeavoring to provide services that are within economic reach of all who seek them.
www.westviewcemetery.com

About Phoenix Flies
The Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites is returning for a 12th year! Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.

The Atlanta Preservation Center is the City’s private non-profit preservation organization. It was founded in 1979 to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.