Sat, Mar 20|
Greek Revival Rescue: Home Tour
Saved from demolition and beautifully renovated, this historic home is opening its doors to the public! Come take a tour of one of Mobile's oldest houses and greatest preservation success stories in recent years. The event is FREE and CDC guidelines will be followed.
Time & Location
Mar 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mobile, 50 Common St, Mobile, AL 36604, USA
About the Event
Take a tour of one of Mobile's oldest homes and greatest preservation success stories in recent years!
Originally located at 137 Tuscaloosa Street, the house is believed to have been built around 1852 and was originally an addition to a much older home. In fact, the earlier portion, built in 1825, is thought to be among the very oldest existing homes in the city.
Nearly 200 years later, the fate of the historic home took a turn for the worst. Under new ownership and threatened with approved demolition permits, the property was to become a parking lot for a neighboring business. In the Spring of 2018, Restore Mobile and area preservationists sprang into action to save the home. Thanks to the determination of local developer Bob Isakson Sr., the home was painstakingly moved off of the property to save it from the wrecking ball. The 1850's portion found its new home at 50 Common Street with a new loving owner and preservationist, Steve May. After over a year and half of meticulous restoration work, May is now graciously opening the doors to the public. Now you can tour this spectacular historic home in person while learning about its history, craftsmanship, and renovation.
The event is FREE and donations toward Restore Mobile will be accepted and greatly appreciated.
CDC safety guidelines will be followed.
The success of this project is thanks to the vision and determination of preservationists Bob Isakson Sr. and Steve May, as well as architect Douglas B. Kearly and support from the Oakleigh Venture Revolving Fund.