Historic Eutaw, AL

Touring old homes has long been a passion of mine and I love to see beautiful historic areas in a small town, along with the older homes that are usually lining the streets in these designated spaces. I’ve toured many of them over the years.

Just recently, I was invited to come down to Eutaw, AL during their annual Fall Pilgrimage of home tours of the historic district of this quaint Alabama town.  And to say I’m excited about it is an understatement.  I’ve seen it advertised before, but never made the drive.

This year I will!

(Dennis House)

Sponsored by the Greene County Historical Society, the tour is sure to be inspiring.  Here’s a website with some information, if any of you in the area would like to attend too.  It’s a 2 day event, October 9 and 10.  I’ll be there the 9th.

(1st Presbyterian)

I cannot wait to see them all in person. I hear we can take pics of some of them, so you can be sure my camera will be snapping away. (Kirkwood)

In fact, I’m extra excited to see this one, Kirkwood (above).  I have a little bit of a connection to it.  My family grew up with and were close to the Merritt family in Marietta, GA and my sister and I are good friends with one of the daughters, Beverly. I introduced you to Beverly in this post about my Dad’s birthday a couple years ago.  Beverly is Travis Tritt’s aunt.  Yes, THE country-singer, Travis.

Beverly is about 8 years older than me and I can so remember being a youngster and looking up to Beverly and her friends at church. They were teenagers and oh-so-cool, with their make-up, clothes and jewelry.  Beverly had a best friend named Becky.  Becky went on to get married and have a family and one day a couple of years ago,  I picked up a  Southern Living magazine and saw Becky and her husband in the magazine in a feature on Eutaw, AL and the historic homes there.  Well, lo and behold, I found out that Becky and her hubby have just purchased Kirkwood.  I’m so hoping to get to see Becky after ALL these years!

(Oakmont)

I can’t wait to see them in person!

(Ward Fleming)

So, on October 9th, I’ll be down in Eutaw, taking in these beautiful historical homes and taking lots of pics.  I hope some of you will join me, if you can get away for the day.  Please let me know if you do plan to attend, I’d love to meet up with you too.

I’m sure it’s going to be so inspiring!

I’ll be back soon with lots of fun from NY.  Traveling back on Wednesday, I’ll need a couple of days to recoop!


- Rhoda


Comments

  1. mydesignchic says:

    These homes are beautiful. We have a fall tour of historic homes in our tour, and it’s always wonderful…

  2. Enjoy your day! … can’t wait to see more pics of these lovely homes.

  3. Beautiful!!! :D
    Looks like the sort of buildings we have around here. I love to ride around to look at them all, and try to imagine what life was like back then~

  4. How pretty….and don’t you just love the “it’s a small world” thing. J3 is friends with TT’s nephew and my in-laws live just around the corner from his big ranch out on the Paulding-Cobb line. Are you coming to Marietta for the Pilgrimage? It’s back in my Kennesaw Avenue neighborhood this year.

  5. Nothing better than old southern homes, deep wrap-around porches and a cold glass of sweet tea! Enjoy the tour!

  6. There is a house that my Hubby and I pass on our [sometimes] daily walks through the neighborhood. It looks like that first house posted… The house itself though is only a few years old but it [looks] old and I have always thought it was so cute and really reminded me of down here in the ‘South’. I have also noticed with this particular house that the front looks exactly like the back [you can see the back when going down the next street over]. It’s super cute.

  7. Becky in 'Bama says:

    Hope you’ve been on the spring-time Eufala, AL house tour, too. Quite an experience.

  8. I love touring old homes too! I’m sure being from Marietta, you know the square all too well. I drive through there every chance I get, have you ever been to downtown Norcross? Check out these homes…
    http://btweenblueandyellow.blogspot.com/2010/06/downtown.html

  9. I would LOVE to see those! I think the last one is my favorite!

  10. I love the charm of old houses. Can’t wait to see some pics of the inside.

  11. What fun; Historic House tours are one of my favorite things to do!

  12. Oh I wish I could come along! The best part would be getting to take my time and not having to worry about my kiddos knocking things over! :-)
    Vanessa

  13. I wish I could go through this with you and my oldest daughter loves the old victorian homes. I know you will have a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing the pics!

    Take care, M ;)

  14. Oh my gosh, I think I have died and gone to Heaven when I see the porch on the Ward Fleming Home. Oh my sweets! I can’ t wait to see the pictures from your tour!!

  15. Looks like a wonderful tour to take. I love going through old homes and hearing their history. Can’t wait to see your pics.

  16. I love home tours! Lucky you—how fun to possibly visit an old friend in the process. Take lots of pictures.

  17. Oh what fun! I would love to take that tour! Enjoy and let us know all about it on your blog!

  18. Sounds like a fun day! I also love to tour historic homes and I am looking forward to the Christmas tour we go to each year. Have a great time.
    xo, Sherry

  19. Lovely pictures..Im definitely going to check out the website, might have to take a day off work and join the tour!

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