The Historic Mobile Preservation Society will be hosting the 2010 Mobile Historic Homes Tour on Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This year’s tour will feature five homes in Ashland Place, one of Mobile’s most prestigious historic neighborhoods.
Ashland Place was established in the early 1900s and is Mobile’s oldest subdivision. It was home to Mobile’s lumber barons and business leaders. Many of the homes continue to be occupied by the original owner’s families, a unique characteristic of this historic area. A walkable neighborhood nestled under Mobile’s famous live oak canopy, Ashland Place features homes in a variety of architectural styles – from a grand Georgian Revival to charming a Craftsman Bungalow. This year’s tour will showcase how contemporary families have adapted these lovely historic homes for today’s use.
Along with the tour of homes, several events have been planned to
enhance the 2010 Mobile Historic Homes Tour weekend. Afternoon Tea is
being offered at five of Mobile’s house museums from 2:00 p.m. until
4:00 p.m. on each day. On Friday afternoon, March 19, the Mobile
Historic Development Commission will be offering guided walking tours
of historic Church Street Cemetery from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. On
Friday evening, award-winning architect L. Craig Roberts, AIA, will be
giving a lecture and slide presentation on the architectural history of
Mobile, followed by a reception.
2010 Mobile Historic Homes Tour tickets are $17 in advanced, $15 for a
group of 10 or more, and $20 the day of the tour. Separate tickets are
required for each supporting event, and advance ticket purchase is
recommended. Seating is limited. Tickets will go on sale for all
events on February 1 and are available for purchase at
Proceeds from the 2010 Mobile Historic Homes Tour benefit the Oakleigh
Historic Complex and the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
For more information, please visit the Historic Mobile Preservation Society website at www.historicmobile.org.