Auxiliary lists homes on 2013 Candlelight Tour
Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary has announced its 26th Candlelight Tour of Homes, which will be held Dec. 6 from 4-9 p.m., highlighting five homes in the historic Greenville-LaGrange district in Newnan.
Featured will be the:
• Reese-Umberger-Wright home at 85 Greenville St.
• Turner-Nolen-Fanning home at 122 Greenville St.
• North-Rosenzweig-McCondichie home at 141 Greenville St.
• Cook-Healy home at 84 LaGrange St., and
• Bryant-Christiansen home at 108 LaGrange St.
Proceeds from the event will be directed towards a $150,000 pledge for the establishment of a Healing Garden at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road. This unique garden and water feature will be located to the right of the hospital’s front entrance with views from the chapel. It will serve as a refuge of beauty, peace, and serenity for the community, patients, and staff, said auxiliary members.
Tickets for the annual event will go on sale Nov. 8 and may be purchased at the Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center in downtown Newnan, the Coweta County Visitor’s Center at the historic courthouse in downtown Newnan, Branch and Vine at Ashley Park, The Poplar Shop at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Collectors’ Corner on Highway 34 East, Sharpsburg; and the gift shop at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Fayetteville.
Tickets and information, including sponsorship opportunities, are also available from Auxiliary members or by calling the Auxiliary Office at 700-400-2380.
Tickets purchased in advance are $15. On the evening of the event, tickets may be purchased at any of the homes on tour for $20.
A sample of what tour goers will see and learn:
• The North-Rosenzweig-McCondichie Home, 141 Greenville St., reflects the result of the railroads bringing wonderful homes on Greenville Street to Newnan and earning Newnan its reputation as the “City of Homes.” Present owners since April 2013, Steve and Donna McCondichie are excited over their renovation of this grand old Greenville home. It will make its debut at the 2013 Candlelight Tour of Homes. Reese-Umberger-Wright home, 85 Greenville Street
• Dr. J.T. Reese, a prominent Newnan physician, not only built an opera house on the Court Square, but he also erected a five-room Greek Revival “cottage” in 1856 adjoining his pharmacy building. Dr. Reese and his wife Cornelia remodeled their stately home in the 1880s using the popular Italianate style, adding a second story. Another renovation in the early 1900s by his daughter, Mrs. William Turner, added columns, a balcony, a dormer window, and more. The present owners, Steve and Kim Wright, have completely renovated the house from the foundation up, creating a magnificent home which is a tribute to its timelessness and innate elegance.
• The Turner-Nolen-Fanning Home, 122 Greenville St., is one of the first homes to be built by a female architect. The 1906 home is an example of an early Craftsman design. Present owners, John and Nina Fanning, have enjoyed the home for the past 18 years.
• The Cook-Healy Home, 84 LaGrange St., was built in 1910 by Sam Cook and represents an example of a transitional period between the ornate Victorian architecture and the emergence of the simpler Craftsman style. The white cottage, enclosed by a picket fence, boasts a hipped roof, a spacious front porch, and the tall narrow windows which define the Queen Anne Victorian style and Craftsman simplicity. • The Bryant-Christiansen Home, 108 LaGrange St., is a Normandy-style beige brick bungalow, built in 1941 and enlarged over the years with the addition of a master suite, a winter room, a sun porch, a new garage, and a completely remodeled kitchen.