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Cottage Hill Candle Light Tour of Homes December 11 from 2-6 p.m.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Montgomery, AL – Cottage Hill Historic District is the oldest residential neighborhood in Montgomery, AL. It is listed on both the National and Local Historic Registers. One of the earliest documentations of the neighborhood is a newspaper ad which appeared in the Montgomery Republic in 1825. It advertised lots for sale “overlooking the beautiful Alabama River”. The approximately 80 houses still standing in Cottage Hill date from the 1840’s to the 1930’s. Of these, over 90% have been restored. In the early 1970’s, there was a push to demolish a large part of the Cottage Hill to make way for needed warehouses, but a group of visionaries spoke up and saved the area.

 

The Cottage Hill Historic District was recognized in 1974 by the Historic Development Commission of the City of Montgomery and in 1976 by the National Register of Historic Places as one of the most intact Victorian era neighborhoods remaining in the city. This recognition was intended to foster preservation and restoration of the area by providing some protection against outright destruction and also some guidelines in restoration of the structures in keeping with the original architectural style of the neighborhood. At that time, a small but determined group of preservationists began restoring some of the houses in the area for private residences.

 

THE TOUR

DECEMBER 11th | 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.| $8 Advance Tickets, $10 Day Of Admission | Starting Point: St. Andrew’s Kim Taegon Korean Catholic Church, located at 433 Clayton Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

 

Cottage Hill Foundation invites you to tour our historic neighborhood homes built in the late 1800's, enjoy light refreshments, entertainment or art in each of the homes and businesses. St. Andrews Catholic Church children's choir invites you to celebrate the start of the tour at 2 p.m. with a welcoming message, Christmas carols, and Korean iced coffee. You’ll receive a self-guided tour map, which will highlight the many homes and businesses on the tour. Then, listen for the Contagious Carolers as they sing along with the lighting of the luminaries at 4 pm. At the close of the tour, neighbors, friends and guests will enjoy a fun after party at 602 Martha Street.

 

Featured Tour Sites: Winter Place, Art Time Studios, AIRR @ Cottage Hill, Foomatic Makers Emporium and over 15 residences decorated for the holidays!

 

$10 Admission

$8 Tickets at Advance Ticket Sale Locations:

 

ON SALE STARTING Friday, December 2nd

Sandra Nickel Hat Team Realtors

Montgomery Antiques & Interiors

NYC Gyro

Old Alabama Town

OR Online @ cottage-hill.org

 

About Cottage Hill Foundation

The purpose of the Cottage Hill Foundation is to preserve and enhance the historical heritage specifically of Cottage Hill and generally of the City of Montgomery

The purpose of the tour is to raise funds for our preservation efforts, benefiting historic homes like the Richard Henry Adams House located at 103 Whitman Street, just one of our success efforts.