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summerville post Volume 24, No. 1

October 2000

Twenty-third Annual Tour of Homes October 27-29, 2000

THE TOUR IS BACK! We are shouting from the backs of tee shirts, to our banners, to the media, to the backyard - The Tour is Back! We are so pleased to bring you, after a one-year hiatus, a weekend full of activities that highlight the best that our neighborhood has to offer. As tour chairs, we have had a great year planning events, learning about the beautiful buildings featured on this year’s tour, and (best of all) getting to know many wonderful neighbors. It is truly a privilege to live in this neighborhood full of history, charm, and warmth (the human kind, not the weather!), and we encourage you to get out this weekend and enjoy it to the fullest. This year’s tour weekend features many of the events that have become tradition, as well as several new events that we hope you will make new traditions. The first, and largest new addition to our schedule is our Preview Party, held Friday night at Salubrity Hall, the beautiful Tudor Revival home of Greg Wilson. The evening will feature music, great food, and the opening of our Summerville Art Exhibit, “Summerville Inspired.” This party is open only to Summerville Neighborhood Association members, but don’t panic if you haven’t paid dues. The party “ticket” is attained simply by paying your 2001 membership dues (a mere $20 per household), and ANYONE can belong to SNA, even if they don’t live in Summerville. Invite your neighbors and your Columbia County friends as well to join us in an elegant evening of toasting Summerville. The evening begins at 6:45 with a beautiful Vesper Service by the renowned St. Mary on the Hill choir. You can begin even a little earlier by picking up a few great books at the preview of the Appleby Library’s book sale. All events are detailed inside The Post. Saturday will be chock full of events for the whole family. We will begin with a favorite tradition, the Summerville parade. Note this year that our route has changed, and that we will end up on Monte Sano Avenue for another new event, the Monte Sano Street Fair. Area businesses, churches, dance troupes, and the infamous Knights of Columbus refreshments will make this a great way to entertain your children and yourselves. For those who want to know the “inside scoop” on the tour homes, there will be a lunch lecture on the architecture and history of the tour homes beginning at 11:00 at the Maxwell House (by reservation only). Then, the Big Event begins at 12:00, our Tour. We think that you will be delighted at the vast array of beautiful



Thursday, November 16, 2000 The Partridge Inn – Social Hour 6-7PM Meeting Begins at 7:00PM

Augusta State University Friday, December 1, 2000 at 6:00PM


homes and buildings on this year’s tour, from cottages to estates, from antebellum gems to just-built residences. We are pleased to include Saint Mary on the Hill Catholic Church on Saturday only of this year’s tour, as well as the newly renovated ASU Maxwell House Alumni Center. Most of the tour is within walking distance, so we encourage you to allow yourself plenty of time to see the twelve stops and savor the neighborhood in between. Sunday will provide another treat for tour goers, a lecture by author Alethia Nowell. Don’t forget to try out the special Partridge Inn lunch, offered Saturday and Sunday for ticket holders. The weekend will conclude with a much loved tradition, Evensong at Church of the Good Shepherd. All in all, you’d best just block out the entire weekend and look forward to a few days full of Summerville pleasures. We would be remiss if we didn’t say a huge THANK YOU to all of the people who have so generously helped us to bring the tour back better than ever. It is truly a neighborhood event, and it takes a neighborhood full of people to make it happen. All of this fun supports our neighborhood in many ways, providing funds for our parks, library, schools, and ASU scholarships. As we approach the big weekend, we are very grateful to the many neighbors who share their talents and their passion for this place we call home. See you “on tour!” Peggy Kelly, Mary-Garner Merz, Ellen Pruitt, and Gretchen Saunders Tour Chairs

Tour Committee, 2000 Tour Co-Chairs Peggy Kelly Mary-Garner Merz Ellen Pruitt Gretchen Saunders

Artwork Donna Whaley

Street Party Peggy Kelly

Advertising and Publicity Mary-Garner Merz

Treasurer Joe Landrum

Architecture Ellen Pruitt

Art Exhibit Donna Whaley Kathy King Priscilla Hollingsworth

Hospitality Amy Walker

Board Liaison Karen Bruker

Parade Brett and Joy Ardrey

Transportation Stephanie Woodward

Souvenirs Kathy King Post Jim Nord Gretchen Saunders

Summerville Web-Site Joy Scott

Special thanks to this year’s tour party hosts: Greg Wilson Billy and Sandra Lynn John and Peggy Kelly


President's Letter After experiencing the hot and dry July in Augusta this year, it is hard to believe that Fall is not far away. But, indeed, fall IS not far away, and with fall comes the Summerville Neighborhood Association’s Annual Tour of Homes. Yes, folks, October is once again Tour of Homes time, and what a grand Tour we have planned for us this year. The Summerville Neighborhood Association’s Membership Party, on Friday of Tour weekend, will be at Greg Wilson’s Salubrity Hall home. This evening, filled with music and a local art show, is a much-anticipated addition to our Tour Weekend. Your 2001 SNA dues will be the cost of admission. Plan to attend this tour kickoff event. What a wonderful lineup of featured Homes our tour Co-Chairs have assembled for viewing this year. I want to thank each and every owner for allowing their home to be a part of our 2000 Tour. Our home, 1117 Glenn Avenue, was featured on the 1991 tour of Homes, this gave Ginger and me first hand knowledge of what it takes to have your home on the Summerville Tour. I also want to thank our 2000 tour Co-Chairs for their tireless efforts in planning this year’s Tour. I believe the 2000 tour will be the best ever. Finally, I want to thank in advance the hundreds of volunteers who will donate their valuable weekend

time to make the 2000 Tour a reality. Without these folks there would be no tour. If you have not done so, volunteer for a job at this year’s tour and plan to attend all of the events. You'll be glad you did. This December brings to an end my two-year term as President of our Association. I want to thank all of the officers and Board members who have served with me during this time. I also want to thank the entire Summerville Neighborhood for their support, especially last year when the Historic Preservation Ordinance for our District was challenged. I leave a Neighborhood Association that is stronger than ever! But, we must not become complacent and loose sight of our preservation goals for the Summerville District. I am convinced that the challenge facing our Historic District will be greater in the future than in the past. I am also more confident than ever that the residents of Summerville will again and again rise to meet these challenges. I look forward to seeing each and every Summerville resident at the 2000 Tour, Annual Meeting for election of officers and Board members, and Christmas Tree Lighting at Augusta State University. Thanks again for your support, and thanks for the memories. Stewart Flanagin SNA President

SNA Board of Directors President Past President Vice-President Treasurer Publications Karen Bruker Julia Barrett Mark Fissell Cheryl Grace

Stewart Flanagin Rob Mauldin Sandra Blackwood Joe Landrum Jim Nord 738-7955 736-5577 738-1950 736-7195

738-0917 736-3333 738-9325 736-5234 737-8020

Mary Helen McDonough Mariane Gambrell Chris Bowles Connie Harris

738-2825 738-2520 738-9446 733-4126 3

Tour 2000 Ticket Outlets The Parsonage Books and Gifts (Church of the Good Shepherd) 2230 Walton Way

Fat Man's Forest-West Washington Road, Evans SOHO 369 Highland Avenue

Hill Drug Co. 1432 Monte Sano Avenue

Park Avenue Antiques (Formerly Antique Market) 3179 Washington Road

Fat Man's Forest-Main 1545 Laney-Walker Blvd

Reminder: Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 Tour Weekend – $5 per individual house

Beautify Our Easements! Is your slip showing? Is your tie straight? How is your overall appearance to the world? Neat? All together? Or is it uncoordinated, sloppy, or messy? Just as a run in your stocking or scuffed shoes spell negligence, your overgrown grass, empty cans or papers scattered about indicate neglect. Sidewalks are part of our home and garden and we should take pride in their appearance! Summerville is a beautiful neighborhood and we all should strive to make it the envy of Augusta. Clean up your sidewalk! Try some TLC! It will be very rewarding! Julia Barrett Neighborhood Enhancement

Christmas Tree Lighting To herald the Christmas season Augusta State University, Summerville and Sand Hills Neighborhood Associations will hold the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2000, at 6:00 pm at the tree in front of the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater. A visit from Santa is anticipated if everyone has been good. This is an experience not to be missed and refreshments will be served. Please join your neighbors for this special time. • www.summervilleaugusta.c ust

SNA Launches Web Site You can now visit the Summerville Neighborhood via the world wide web! Just go to <> and look! We are indebted to Joy Scott for this leap into 21st Century technology. Check the site from time to time. See what’s happening in your neighborhood! • www.summervilleaugusta.c ust

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ASU Scholarship Did you know that the Summerville Neighborhood Association sponsors a scholarship at Augusta State? Available to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is a resident of Summerville. Need and scholastic ability are considered. Please see an ASU financial aid advisor.

SNA Receives Special Award from Historic Augusta At its annual meeting on June 22, Historic Augusta presented the Summerville Neighborhood Association with a special award recognizing the Association’s continued stewardship and support of the Summerville Historic District. This award, which is usually given for the restoration or major renovation of a building, was given to SNA in recognition of its continued stewardship and support in furthering the goals of Historic Augusta, the community's preservation organization. Several members of the SNA board were present to receive the award. In announcing the award, Bob Woodhurst, chair of the 2000 Historic Preservation Awards, commented on the mission of the Association to protect and enhance the value, quality and charm of our neighborhood. He also recognized the efforts put forth to pass the ordinance making Summerville a historic district and the work involved in creating the Summerville Historic District Guidelines. Most recently, he noted, the Association was strong enough to defeat the challenge to the Historic Preservation Ordinance, successfully maintaining and protecting its Historic District designation. Erick D. Montgomery, Executive Director of Historic Augusta, called the award a “pat on the back” for Summerville. This award is tangible evidence of the many hours of work contributed by many people in our neighborhood. Summerville is a beautiful community in which to live and a charming asset to the entire city of Augusta. Let us continue to work for its preservation. Sandra Blackwood Vice-President, SNA

The Summerville Neighborhood Association sends special Thanks to The Partridge Inn for once again accommodating the homeowners during our tour.

A Day for Augusta State University Friday, October 6

Everyone is invited! Each year, Augusta State sets aside one day to focus on Augusta’s University. Events throughout the week lead up to A-Day, October 6, where we recognize and celebrate our commitment to the community.

A Day Schedule of Events October 2-6

Continuing Education lectures on the history of Augusta and ASU

October 4

Health Fair

October 5

Student Pig Out

October 6

ASU Arts and Crafts Festival featuring work by faculty, staff, and students

… and 75th Anniversary Fish Fry and Celebration


The Summerville Neighborhood Association invites you to a gala evening of food, music and art at the home of Mr. Greg Wilson,

Salubrity Hall 2259 Cumming Road Friday, October 27, 2000 7:30 p.m. Admission: 2001 Membership Dues $20 per household Please see page 26 for mail-in form 6

Cash Bar Available




Fun for the entire family


Architectural Luncheon An interesting and informative talk, “History and Architecture of the Summerville Tour,” will be presented by Ellen N. Pruitt, A.I.A., architect, at the ASU Maxwell Alumni Center, 2339 McDowell Street, on Tour Saturday, October 28 at 11am. Mrs. Pruitt will offer an in-depth look at styles, details, families and legends of this years’ tour homes. A delicious lunch will be provided by the Partridge Inn. The cost is $20 per person. Make your reservation by sending a check, payable to “Summerville Tour of Homes,” to 935 Heard Avenue; Augusta GA 30904. Call 733-6865 for more information.

Vespers and Evensong The choirs of St. Mary-on-the-Hill and the Church of the Good Shepherd will open and close the Tour of Homes this year. All SNA residents and tour goers are invited to attend. The Parish Choir of St. Mary-on-the-Hill Catholic Church, 1420 Monte Sano Avenue, will sing the ancient service of Vespers at 6:45 p.m. on Friday. They will sing a variety of music in the service, including repertoire from their recent trip to the Vatican in Rome, where they were invited to sing a Papal Mass. Alvin Blount is the Director of Music at St. Mary. The Good Shepherd Choir, under the direction of James Nord, will close the tour with their annual Evensong service at 6pm on Sunday. The service will be taken from the Book of Common Prayer, 1898, and all period music will be used to recreate worship in the style of Summerville’s early days. A reception in the churchyard will follow the service. The Church of the Good Shepherd is at 2230 Walton Way.

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Historic District Design Guidelines The Summerville Historic District Design Guidelines, based on an extensive study of Summerville’s historic district, is filled with pictures of Summerville homes, interesting facts about our local architecture and helpful tips for maintaining and rehabilitating older homes. Copies are available at The Parsonage Books and Gifts; 2230 Walton Way and Hill Drug. The cost is $18. This book would make a wonderful Christmas present for someone you know!

Free Tour Transportation A fun way to see the whole tour is to hitch a ride on a Summerville trolley. Buses will run the route of the tour continuously both Saturday and Sunday. Join us and ride! You can park your car at ASU by the Maxwell House Alumni Center.

Join your friends at the Partridge Inn for lunch on Friday or Saturday of the tour. Just show your Tour of Homes ticket for a wonderful luncheon special.


The ASU Maxwell House Alumni Center 2339 McDowell Street (Tour Headquarters)


Home of Greg Wilson “Salubrity Hall” - 2259 Cumming Road


Home of Keith and Rhea Morgan 2342 McDowell Street


Home of Mike and Lynn Tucker 842 Heard Avenue


Saint Mary-on-the-Hill Catholic Church 1420 Monte Sano Avenue (Saturday only 11 AM - 3 PM)


Home of Jerry and Ru Moree 944 Heard Avenue


Home of Bob and Mary Gail Nesbit 2235 Walton Way

10. Home of Brian and Kristen Rust 2057 McDowell Street


Home of David and Susan Burton 2229 Walton Way

11. Home of Leon and Regina Ray 1117 Hickman Road


“Skinny House” of David and Susan Burton 2227 Walton Way

12. Home of Christie and Rockye Wray 945 Milledge Road


1. Tour Headquarters - 2339 McDowell Street

The ASU Maxwell House Alumni Center

This high style example of Colonial Revival architecture was built as the home of Robert Jefferson Maxwell and his wife Vivian in 1917. The home was one of the last designs completed by H.T.E. Wendell, a prolific architect in Augusta from 1908-1918. Wendell was known for his expert and creative use of detail and his fresh approach to residential architecture. He was at his finest in the design of the Maxwell home, incorporating such features as dual entries to accommodate the new automobile separate from the main entry; a front porch that doubles as extension of living space; beautiful detailing in his elegant stair hall and one of a kind fireplaces; and his signature arch motif used in unique ways in the living and dining rooms. The Maxwell family have long been generous benefactors of Augusta State University. Their estate left the home to the school in 1972. It served the University in various ways during the 20 years that the Alumni Association pushed to get funding for its renovation. Renovations were begun in the early 1990's, only to be halted by the discovery of lead paint, subsequent law suits, and inflation. Work began again in 1998, and all of the frustration and hard work has finally paid off. The magnificent renovation has converted the home into meeting and entertaining spaces, offices, and auxiliary facilities. Many existing features have been restored, while modern facilities, such as the kitchen and the computer access, have made it a 21st century office with the elegance of an early 20th century home. The Alumni Association has continued to work to furnish the home with finishes and fixtures appropriate to the period. Their next plans include finishing the rear patio, fish pond, and gardens. House Captain: Beth Bazemore (860-2268)


Flowers by Charleston Street

2. 2342 McDowell Street

Home of Keith and Rhea Morgan

The Morgan’s 75 year old cottage charms you from the moment you step off the curb. The Craftsman style bungalow with its unusual double side porches and deep overhanging eaves fits perfectly in its shady setting, bidding you to come in and cool off. Once inside through the arched side entry porch, you may not want to leave - the Morgans didn’t! They bought the bungalow in 1985 when it was just the right size for a young couple. Three children later, it was much too small, but the Morgan’s didn’t want to give up their airy cottage and Summerville neighborhood. Instead, they added a major second story addition, changing the roofline to accommodate two bedrooms, a bath, and a play area under the eaves. That area is now commandeered by CeCe, Frances Ann, and Bert, and their individual tastes and interests are reflected in Rhea’s bright, upbeat decorating. Downstairs is the adults’ domain. The new addition is reached by an ingenious stair tucked behind the bright, open kitchen. The living room, dining room, den, and master bedroom are finished with sophisticated colors, a creative mix of old and new furnishings, and interesting accessories. Rhea, with the help of her friend, decorator Teresa Hoehn, have brought grace and comfort with a touch of the unexpected into every corner of the house. The feeling is continued into the backyard where a welcoming terrace, children’s playhouse, and picturesque plantings encourage you to stay a bit longer. House Captain: Cathy Clarke (667-6355)

Flowers by Fat Man’s


3. 1420 Monte Sano Avenue

Saint Mary-on-the-Hill Catholic Church

In 1917, the Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah instructed Father Patrick H. McMahon, pastor of St. Patrick’s (now Most Holy Trinity) Church, to purchase property in the Hill area to allow for a new church. Many downtown parishioners had moved to the area after the 1916 fire, and the influx of soldiers to nearby Camp Hancock during World War I increased the need for a church in the vicinity. Father McMahon purchased a home on the corner of Monte Sano and McDowell Streets, and 98 “founders” worshiped there. In 1919 St. Mary’s parish was formed, and the first church was completed on the site. By 1954 the parish had increased dramatically in size and a new church was constructed next to the old. The original structure was reused as a parish hall. Its neo Gothic design was finished in phases, with the striking modern stained glass windows added in 1969 and the sanctuary being finished in 1993 along with the large addition of a vestibule area and chapel. The striking place of worship and its adjoining areas is a result of the 1993 renovation. The original neo Gothic facade can be seen beyond the arcaded walkway that connects the church to the adjacent parish hall. Entry is gained by the corner tower, a beautiful space of glass and light. Beyond it, a light-filled vestibule runs the length of the sanctuary, providing gathering space and access to the church and adjacent chapel. The chapel is a modern version of a traditional chapel, separate for smaller services of worship, yet integrated into the main worship area. The sanctuary architecture is a stunning interpretation of traditional church elements - stylized wooden trusses soar above the graceful stained glass windows, and modern wall sconces illuminate the stations of the cross. The breathtaking stained glass windows warrant ample time for study of their iconography and themes. Tour goers just may be treated to a note or two from the exquisite 48-rank Wicks Company organ with its 3,000 pipes. House Captain: Alvin Blount (733-6627) 12

4. 2235 Walton Way

Home of Bob and Mary Gail Nesbit

The Nesbit home is one of the most recently built, yet most traditional homes on this year’s tour. Designed by architect Willis Irvin and his daughter, Helen Irvin Dowling, the house was completed in 1947 for Mr. and Mrs. H. Gould Barrett. The Sand Hills cottage in Colonial Revival style is filled with architectural details salvaged from older buildings by Irvin, including hand carved mantels, wide plank floors, a distinctive staircase, and the handsome paneled den. The unique Zuber wallpaper in the foyer sets the tone of the house, but it is really the Nesbit’s collection of antiques, family heirlooms, and artwork that give this home its grace and charm. The Nesbits purchased the home in 1992 and spent a year returning the house to its former glory. They restored the living and bedrooms, renovated the kitchen area, added a sunroom/den across the rear of the home, restored the lovely gardens, and added a guesthouse and pool. They then furnished the house with family pieces and finds that all have stories to tell. Minute details, from the antique dollhouse in the grandchildren’s bedroom to the “portrait” of black Lab, Samantha, painted obscurely into the wallpaper during restoration make the house intensely personal. The exquisite gardens with their original and new plantings also reflect Mary Gail’s personal touch. The result is a “beautiful home that lives well” and is obviously enjoyed by the Nesbits and their extended family. House Captain: Carol Robertson (731-0147)

Flowers by Templeton’s


5. 2229 Walton Way

Home of David and Susan Burton

The Burtons have spent almost four years renovating this 6000 square foot house and researching its fascinating history. Though still in progress, tour goers will get a glimpse of the home’s past and the Burtons’ vision for its future. The house was originally built in the 1830’s at the corner of Walton Way and Milledge for Mary Cumming Davis, daughter of Thomas Cumming, and her husband, Rev. Samuel Davis. It was moved by the second owner, William E. McCoy, in the 1890’s to its present location on the back of the original lot. McCoy’s niece, Fanny McCoy Garvin, lived in the house for almost 50 years. In the early part of the century two major additions were made to the home, and the space was converted into four apartments. Several families remember many happy years living together in the home. It was in this condition that the Burtons purchased the house in 1996. Their task has been to salvage the Greek Revival structure with its columned mantels, curving vaulted ceilings, and enormous pocket doors; restore its lovely Victorian features such as its double front porch, intricate stairway, and clawfoot tubs; and convert the house into a modern single family home. Tour goers will delight in their innovative use of bedroom suites, their modern kitchen with two-story space over the back stairs, beautiful cabinetry in the library, and their new family room carved out of old spaces. Their attention to detail, quality of materials, and ingenious space solutions are adding a new chapter to this home’s rich history. House Captain: Carrie Lee Kinlaw (736-2829)


6. 2227 Walton Way

“Skinny House” of David and Susan Burton

The skinny house, as the cute two story Victorian is affectionately called, was built in 1917 by William E. McCoy scarcely 20 feet from his own home, reputedly for his stepdaughter or niece. The charming honeymoon cottage was finished in the Free Classic Queen Anne style, but its detailing is more “modern” with simple windows, classical columns at the porch, and a side gabled roof. The house was a part of the larger house's property and home to several devoted tenants for over 70 years. Brian and Kristen Rust purchased the home in 1992 and placed their artistic touch on the house, converting the attic into two bedrooms and a bath, renovating the kitchen and upstairs bath, whitewashing floors, and filling the home with soft, light colors and dramatic details. They sold the home to the Burtons in 2000, who plan to use it as an executive rental adjacent to their newly renovated home. The home, with its delightful porches, simple mantels, and light-filled bedrooms, is as cozy today as it must have been for young honeymooners. House Captain: Carrie Lee Kinlaw (736-2829)

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7. “Salubrity Hall” - 2259 Cumming Road

Home of Greg Wilson

The 1928 Tudor Revival estate derives its unusual name (meaning “health”) from a girls’ school built in the late 1700’s on the site by Thomas “Lord” Sandwich. The school burned, and some years later Judge John W. and Olivia Herbert purchased the property for the construction of a winter home. Their “cottage”, designed by local architects Scroggs and Ewing, was built like a bank and lived like a grand hotel. With over 11,000 square feet, 12 bedrooms, 81/2 baths, grand public rooms, and famous formal gardens, the home was the perfect place to entertain guests during Augusta's social season. The Herbert's finished the home in authentic Tudor style, with 16th century stained and leaded glass windows, a heavily carved grand staircase, intricate antique fireplace mantels and paneling from England, distinctive wood floors, and an unique tiled foyer. The marble floored sunroom and the expansive living room open out onto terraces which invite visitors into the gardens. Even the large bedrooms and the art deco tiled bathrooms echo the luxury of the Herbert days. Greg Wilson is restoring this past grandeur while introducing his own luxurious style and converting the existing estate into a livable 21st century home. Greg’s beautiful modern fixtures and furnishings, along with unexpected and exciting splashes of color, blend artfully with the intricate Tudor detailing. Greg’s in-progress home gives a glimpse of his plans for the house, while also affording a grand backdrop for this year’s Tour Art Exhibit, “Summerville Inspired”. House Captain: Suzanne Moon (733-7159)


Flowers by Naiiya’s

8. 842 Heard Avenue

Home of Mike and Lynn Tucker

The Tucker’s Free Classic Queen Anne home has been much loved by several families. Charles Heard built the home just below his Hickman Road property in 1896 for his newly married daughter, Annie P. Smith. Charles Reid, chief of Detectives for the Augusta Police Department, and his family called the Heard Avenue residence home for over 63 years, from 1913-1976. Bob Mealing and his family used the house as their home and dance studio for over 20 years. The Tuckers purchased the home in 1997 and have been adding their touches to the grounds and distinguished Victorian home. The Tucker’ most obvious work has been in the transformation of the grounds, including additions of a beautiful brick wall, a carport/gazebo, a garage/workshop, new formal gardens, and living quarters for their beloved Australian blue heelers, Tazz and Blue. They painstakingly restored the greenhouse where Lynn now experiments with hydroponic gardening. Inside the house, the intricate Victorian woodwork provides a perfect setting for the couple’s antique finds, family pieces, and artwork by local favorites, including Lynn’s sister. Their latest project, a third floor attic conversion into an exercise room/guest suite, will be finished just in time for the tour. House Captain: Cheryl Grace 736-7195

Flowers by Josephine’s


9. 944 Heard Avenue

Home of Jerry and Ru Moree

Behind the shaded porch of this Craftsman style cottage is a surprisingly spacious house which is made home by the Moree’s elegant blend of antiques, art, and pieces collected in their extensive travels. The home was built by Mary and Gould Chandler in 1920. Gould Chandler was a financial officer for King Mill, and the family’s connection to the mill is still apparent. The front walkway features millstones from the mill; the beautiful maple floors in the main rooms are said to have been leftover flooring from the mill. The gardens surrounding the home bear reminders of the past, from the stone archway to the original pigeon house. The Chandler family lived in the home for over 70 years, and the house still echoes their happy days. But the house now tells the story of the Moree family – it is filled with art collected while they lived in Italy and Germany, as well as pieces by local artist and friend, Pat Hayes. It also features their stunning collection of antiques, many found when they lived in upstate New York and restored a Queen Anne home. Their renovation work to this house has included the restoration of the interior stairs and the upstairs bedrooms which had been converted into an apartment; updating the kitchen and opening up the adjacent area for an inviting breakfast area; and adding wood trim throughout the house to polish its appearance. They have just completed renovating the garage area into a workshop for Jerry’s classic car restoration hobby, and their work on the gardens is ongoing. Their dramatic use of color, texture, and detailing throughout the house and gardens tie together their passions with the home's beautiful architecture. House Captain: Lydia Rajczak (860-4375) and Lisa Rollins (667-1599)


Flowers by Mosley’s

10. 2057 McDowell Street

Home of Brian and Kristen Rust

Brian and Kristen began the brave task of building a new home in Summerville in April 1999. They moved into their Sand Hills cottage this summer with 3 year old Jacob and newborn Ana to help with the painting! The house is built on an unusual lot in the crook of McDowell in what was the camellia garden for the uphill house. The Rusts first saved as many of the ancient camellias as possible, transplanting several to their backyard area. Approaching the new home from the street now feels like entering a private world, suspended in time by the classic design of the house. The new home, based on a Country Living plan, is filled with beautiful details such as narrow french doors, casement windows, nickel hardware, tongue and groove ceilings and wainscot, and a lovely stair foyer. A variety of windows bring light and garden views into every corner of the house. The Rusts have been integrally involved in the design and construction of the home. Kristenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s light and airy decorating uses interesting colors, airy materials, and shades of white to reflect the light. Brian, an art professor at ASU, contributes to the house with a bold collection of works by himself and many students and friends. Both contributed to the house construction, completing all exterior and interior painting themselves and selecting all of the unique architectural details. The result is a home that fits their lifestyle as gracefully as it fits into the neighborhood. House Captain: Dana Duvall (737-5423)

Flowers by Weathers


11. 1117 Hickman Road

Home of Leon and Regina Ray

Stepping into the home of Leon and Regina Ray is like stepping into an old-fashioned candy store – you don’t know which delight to sample first. Regina’s knack of finding beautiful pieces, both old and new, and arranging them into a harmonious whole make this home a joy to visit. The charming cottage was built in the 1940’s, and the Ray’s are the fourth owners. Previous owners had taken care of most of the major renovation work, leaving Leon and Regina free to focus their efforts on decorating and furnishing the house and turning the yard into beautiful gardens. As you tour the home, you will not want to miss the small sitting nooks lined with bookshelves that pop up throughout the house. Regina has made each of these into a small retreat with collections of books, antiques, and heirlooms. Also recurring through the house are photos, mementos, and furnishings from both Leon and Regina’s families, making each room very special and personal. From antique Valentines in the guest room to the bench made from a headboard on the side porch to the haunting artwork of Christy Reposy in the master bedroom, the home is an eclectic blend of “funky meets antique,” in Regina's words. The blend continues outside where Leon and Regina have labored to create a backyard haven of quiet corners, including their dining gazebo, patio, side arbor, and herb garden. In the midst of beauty you will find bits of whimsy, from the “planted chair” to the antique mailbox. Whimsy and charm make this home both beautiful and fun. House Captain: Janet Walker (737-5248)


Flowers by Foxglove

12. 945 Milledge Road

Home of Christie and Rockye Wray

The house at the corner of Milledge and Pickens has seen many changes in its days. The original house was not even the present house, but the cottage at 2229 Pickens Road. Built in 1810, the cottage was considered outdated when the property was purchased by James Paul Verdery and his wife, Jane Cumming Verdery in 1889. It was “rolled back” to the rear of the lot, and a new “modern” house built around 1890. The high style Queen Anne residence that the Verdery’s built was the height of fashion, with wrap around porches, heavily carved wood detailing on exterior and interior, a square tower set into a corner, and a high, hipped roof punctuated by complex dormers and chimneys. The roof and its third story were lost, along with a side porte cochere in a fire in the 1940’s, leaving the distinctive house form that you see today. Victorian detailing still abounds and has been painstakingly restored by the Wrays, who purchased the home in December 1998. Though Chris and Rockye have restored several other homes, they concede that this renovation has been the most challenging. Totally retrofitting the electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems was nothing compared to the extensive stripping and repainting that was required on the interior and exterior of the home. The beautiful wood mantels and stone and tiled fireplaces have been stripped and the original woodwork restained. The stunning Edwardian staircase and heavy ceiling beams have received the same treatment, revealing beautiful wood in intricate patterns. Plaster walls were rebuilt, and neutral paint colors added throughout the downstairs so that the architectural details are the focus. A new kitchen and breakfast area have been crafted from the areas of the old kitchen and porch, and the garage has been enlarged to accommodate modern cars. Though the Wrays say they aren't finished, their beautiful collection of furnishings, antiques and furniture made by Chris make the home feel like its been settled for years. Rockye’s next project, the grounds, will provide another challenge for these seasoned renovators. House Captain: Joan Templeton (733-1905)

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Thank You Summerville Tour Sponsors - Year of 2000 Ray H. Yates, CPA M. Lee Luckey, CPA

TELEPHONE (706) 733-3074


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2107 Kings Way,Augusta, GA Phone (706) 737-6465

733-8815 Fax (706) 737-2948

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2315C Central Ave. Augusta, GA 30904 Featuring KOHLER ® Products

Office Hours by Appointment


Dot Holland

On The Hill

Featuring: Antiques, Gifts, Collectibles, Sterling Silver & Antique Jewelry, Vintage Linens, Herbs & Everlastings, Home Accessories & MUCH MORE!!!

Serving the Augusta Area with Over 20 Years Experience

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Area Manager/Owner

2623 Washington Rd. Suite A102 Augusta, GA 30904 Tel. (706) 737-9177 Fax (706) 737-0980


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Surrey Center 489 Highland Ave. Augusta, GA 30909 (706) 736-3037


Office: 706-736-3375 Fax: 706-729-5282

3519 Wheeler Road • Augusta, GA 30909

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Neil Ghingold Antiques


2058 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30904


1230-32 Broad St. 706-722-3483

(706) 733-5931 Fax (706) 733-8979

Specializing in Vintage collectibles & curio.

“Old” Masters Tickets

Augusta’s largest dealer in sports memorabilia - golf, fishing, etc. Buy, Sell or Trade Anything old (Please knock)

and all other type of Masters memorabilia and collectibles

Ashlyn Hutto Showroom Manager

Kitchen & Bath Showroom 1440 Reynolds Street Augusta, Georgia 30901

Telephone: (706) 722-2042 Fax: (706) 722-3482

Serving the Greater Augusta Area With Quality Flowers and Guaranteed Service Since 1960

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Wool Carpets


1432 Monte Sano Ave. Augusta, GA 30904 Serving Augusta Since 1932


Stewart Flanagin Pharmacist

WEATHERS FLOWERS & GIFTS 2148 Central Avenue • Augusta, GA 30904

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2825 Washington Road Fairway Square Augusta, GA 30909

Ann Godbee Helms President (706) 738-9703 FAX (706) 738-6940

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RESIDENTIAL REMODELING Phone (706) 738-9942 P. O. Box 12362 Augusta, Georgia 30914

Janie M. Toole

1015 Georgia Avenue North Augusta, SC 29841 Countess Mara

Phone: (803) 278-4112 Toll-Free: (800) 507-8387 Fax: (803) 613-0743

Headquarters for the Well-Dressed Man Since 1963

Pendleton Pringle

Dobbs Hats

Corbin, Ltd.

PLUMBING - HEATING - AIR CONDITIONING Larry Babbitt - President P.O. Box 3551 Augusta, Georgia 30904 Phone 733-0417

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DAVID PULLING’S SHOES 1002 Augusta Mall • 3450 Wrightsboro Rd. • Augusta, GA 30909


Charles W. Rowell, IV attorney at law

2731 WASHINGTON RD. AUGUSTA, GEORGIA 30909 PHONE (706) 738-3391

Frank Mosley

3602 wheeler road augusta, ga 30909

The Best In Hometown Banking!

SUMMERVILLE INTERIORS Residential and Commercial Design

David and Carol Pulling (706) 733-9045

G. William Tice Jr. (Jerry) Allied Member, A.S.I.D

1417 Monte Sano Avenue Augusta, Georgia 30904 (706) 667-8126 Fax (706) 667-8106 PARTY & W EDDING


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Insurance Repair Specialist and General Remodeling Contractors

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Krista W. Lamar, ASID

Making Our Mark With Service™

“Look For Our New Monthly Specials”

1909 Walton Way • Augusta, Georgia 30904 Interior Design



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Family & Cosmetic DENTISTRY

Scott D. Wingard D.M.D., P.C.

906 Heard Avenue • Augusta, Georgia 30904

738-8904 1-800-741-4560 Bill Templeton

Member FDIC

Insurance Specialists P LANNER and General Remodeling Contractors


telephone (706) 650-8872


1518 Monte Sano Ave. Augusta, GA 30904

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P.O. Box 2879 Augusta, GA 30904


Wynn Interiors

P.O. Box 3102 Augusta, GA 30914


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Ninth Street at the Riverwalk

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JOSEPHINE BUSH-CANADY 706-737-9900 • Disc Jockeys • Mixed Formats • Sounds & Lights

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Floral Designs

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1502 Monte Sano Ave. Augusta, GA 30904

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706-738-1070 706-737-8602

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Summerville Rags, Inc.

Let's get away to the historic Partridge Inn! Enjoy our Moonlight & Romance package for as little as $99 a couple. Package includes: • A chance to win an All-Inclusive Caribbean Moonlight & Romance Package for two**

• Buffet Breakfast

• Bottle of Champagne and two Partridge Inn flutes

• Roses

• Live Entertainment Wednesday through Saturday evenings

• Valet Parking

• Use of Swimming Pool

For Reservations call: 1-800-476-6888 / (706) 737-2428 OR reserve on line at






2001 Membership Form Please fill out and mail to: Preview Party, 1217 Hickman Road, Augusta, 30904 Name (Mr., Mrs., Miss., or Mr. & Mrs.) ________________________________ Please list names/ages of children, if any______________________________ ______________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________ Phone __________________________________________________ 26

TOUR WEEKEND, 2000 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS We have a lot of fun activities planned for Tour weekend. There is something for every age!

Friday, Oct. 27th FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE PREVIEW Appleby Library -- Open to Friends of the Library and Summerville Residents

4:30 – 6:30PM

VESPERS 6:45PM Come listen to the choir of St. Mary on-the-Hill Catholic Church perform Vespers, an ancient service of evening prayers. Open to all. PREVIEW PARTY AND ART SHOW 7:30PM Summerville Neighborhood Association Members will enjoy an elegant evening with music performed by local artists and a Summerville-inspired art show at Salubrity Hall, 2259 Cumming Rd., the home of Greg Wilson. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available. Admission: 2001 Membership dues – $20 per household

Saturday, Oct. 28th TOUR OF HOMES

12 noon – 6PM

PARADE 10AM Come show your neighborhood spirit and parade with us through Summerville. The parade route will end at the Monte Sano Street Fair. Have your block design a float, or just walk the route, kids, strollers, etc. Call Brett or Joy Ardrey for more information or to register your group -- 733-4080. MONTE SANO STREET FAIR 11AM – 2PM This is a new event that has families in mind. Games, food and a LOT of fun! Monte Sano at McDowell Street, after the parade. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE Appleby Library. Open to all.

10AM – 6PM

ARCHITECTURAL LECTURE AND LUNCH 11AM ASU Maxwell House Alumni Center: An in-depth lecture about the architecture and history of each of the homes on Tour. $20 – Lunch will be included – by reservation only, call 733-6865 LUNCH AT THE PARTRIDGE INN Show your tour ticket for a wonderful lunch special.

Sunday, Oct. 29th TOUR OF HOMES

1PM – 6PM

LUNCH AT THE PARTRIDGE INN Show your tour ticket for a wonderful lunch special. LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING


ASU Maxwell Alumni House: Author Alethia Nowell will talk about the significance Summerville has in her new book Trustees of the Town. Open to all. EVENSONG 6PM As the customary close of the Annual Summerville Tour of Homes, the Good Shepherd Choir will re-create a service of Evening Prayer (Evensong) like those from the early days of Summerville. A reception in the gardens will follow. Open to all. 27

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Augusta, GA Permit No. 111

Summerville Neighborhood Association P.O. Box 12212 Augusta, GA 30904

TOUR WEEKEND, 2000 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS We have a lot of fun activities planned for Tour weekend. There is something for every age!


4:30 – 6:30PM


6:45 – 7:30PM


7:30 – 10PM

the neighborhood who is

Saturday, Oct. 28th TOUR OF HOMES

If you know someone in

12 noon – 6PM




11AM – 2PM


10AM – 6PM


11AM – 12 noon


mailings, please call Mary-Garner Merz

Sunday, Oct. 29th TOUR OF HOMES

not receiving Summerville

1PM – 6PM





at 736-0998

Summerville Post - October, 2000  

Neighborhood news & events

Summerville Post - October, 2000  

Neighborhood news & events