You can take a peek into the past with a new tour being offered inside one of Atlanta’s oldest mansions.
The Wimbish House is now home to the Atlanta Woman’s Club, a frequent wedding venue and situated at a bustling Midtown intersection.
But back near the turn of the 20th century, the French Renaissance Revival-style mansion was the home of a prominent Atlanta lawyer. William A. Wimbish commissioned the home to be built at 1150 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta.
Designed by one of the city’s most prominent architects, W. T. Downing, the home features “steep gables, intricate detailing, and massive stone masonry ornamentation,” according to the property’s website.
Now, Atlantans can take a look inside with a new tour being offered by the Atlanta Preservation Center.
A one-hour, guided tour of the home will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27.
“The Atlanta Preservation Center is excited to grow its Midtown tour program with an expanded partnership with the Atlanta Woman’s Club through a tour of the Wimbish House,” the center wrote on social media.
The tour is $13 for adults and $7 for students and seniors (65 years and older). Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.
Parking on site is limited, so attendees are encouraged to use a rideshare service or take MARTA.
The Atlanta Woman’s Club began in 1895 and purchased the Wimbish house in 1920. Downing, the architect, also designed other notable properties in the city, including: the Healey Building, First Presbyterian Church and Lupton Hall at Oglethorpe University.
The house has been designation as a national, state and city historical site, according to the preservation center.
The stretch where the house sits was once known as “Mansion Row.” Today, its one of the city’s most commercial corridors, but in the 19th and 20th century, it was dotted with mansions where some of Atlanta’s most elite residents lived.
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