Pass Christian Historical Society 2017 Home Tour and Garden Party
The impressive West Beach family compound of New Orleanians Danny and Mary Clark Conwill will welcome visitors to this years Home Tour and Garden Party sponsored by the Pass Christian Historical Society on Sunday, May 7, 2-5pm.
The pair of Greek Revival homes in the compound (one of which will be on tour) are the work of noted New Orleans architect Barry Fox. They were built shortly before Hurricane Katrina and were seriously damaged. The main house is closer to the front of the property and has a wider façade and five levels of habitable space. It appears to be the larger home of the two, but due to Mr. Foxs design, the second house is actually about 10 percent larger.
The elegant property holds a number of old live oak trees within the 13 acres overlooking the Gulf. The grounds and tiered formal gardens are the work of landscape architect Rene J.L. Fransen, also of New Orleans. During the afternoon, a croquet match played by Historical Society members will add to the ambiance. Light refreshments including canapes, wine and tea will be offered.
Advance tickets are $30 and are available online, at Pass Christian Books/Cat Island Coffeehouse, and at the Pass Christian Yacht Club's Sunday brunch on the day of the tour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online sales will end at midnight. Beginning at 2 p.m. that Sunday, tickets may only be purchased at the door for $35.
The Pass Christian Historical Society's aim is to preserve and share the history of Pass Christian and the Gulf Coast. This event is core to that mission, and it is also our largest fundraiser, helping us maintain our operations all year.
For more information, visit www.passhistory.org.
*** Please note that tickets are not refundable and the event will be held rain or shine. ***
910 West Beach (View)
910 West Beach
Pass Christian, MS 39571
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