Friday, September 25, 2009

Glenridge Hall- A Country Estate in Atlanta

On Saturday evening, the southeast chapter of the ICA&CA hosted a membership event at Glenridge Hall. Current ICA&CA members, Young ICA&CA members, students and guests mingled during the cocktail hour and then were treated to a private tour of the home. Thank you to the Young ICA&CA members that served as docents for the tour. It was a wonderful evening exploring and touring one of Atlanta's most beautiful historic homes. As a side note, the house is actually featured regularly on the CW's 'Vampire Diaries.'

Great Room of Glenridge Hall

Glenridge Hall was the country estate built in 1929 for the Glenn family (of Glen Memorial Chapel on Emory campus and other such beautiful structures). Thomas Glenn had the house designed soon after, and possibly to compete with, Altanta's other Tudor-style home Callenwolde, which was owned by his sister, Flora Glenn Candler. Designed by the firm Cooper and Cooper (Sam Inman Cooper was of the Inman family- another of Atlanta's historical families), the house was meant to be an escape from the city as well as a stage for entertaining guests.

Dining Room

The event was also a welcoming party for the new class of Georgia Tech MS of Classical Design students who arrived in Atlanta this fall.

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