In Atlanta and beyond, many are familiar with the Wren’s Nest — the Queen Anne-style Victorian home of Uncle Remus stories author Joel Chandler Harris — but this weekend, West End Neighborhood Development is inviting those interested to come see what other historical dwellings the community has up and down its streets.
Originally founded in 1835 as Whitehall, West End got its start when entrepreneur Charner Humphries established an inn with a coat of white paint rather than the more common natural or washed woodgrain of typical buildings in the area.
It was later renamed for London’s trendy theater district, according to the community’s website.
For those with a weakness for history and a love for structures of a bygone era, many of West End’s dwellings will be on display from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday as part of the annual tour of homes. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased here. The tour begins, fittingly, at the Wren’s Nest.
According to the website, participants will go on "a walkable journey through the historic district, viewing homes that have been restored to new life."
Below is a slideshow of several homes to be featured on the tour, including, of course, the Wren’s Nest. Expect a wide range of yesteryear styles.
- Historic West End Tour of Homes [West End Neighborhood Development]