The view from Vinings
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
September 17, 2010 12:00 AM | 1336 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Co-chairs Christian Brown, left, and Jane Kennedy pose outside the Pace House, located at 3057 Paces Mill Road. <br>Photo by Dayton P. Strickland
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Enjoy this unique opportunity to be inspired! On Sept. 26 from 12:30-5 p.m., the Vinings Historic Preservation Society will conduct its Fifth Annual Tour of Homes.

Featuring five beautiful homes and the model homes at The Aberdeen on Paces Ferry, the tour offers a peek into Vinings society. Sure to captivate audiences of all ages through the mix of styles from traditional to contemporary, the tour is also a chance to take design ideas home.

"I always had an interest in beautiful homes and how people live," tour co-chair Christian Brown said. "This is a fun way for people to see these special homes. They're all different.

"It's a way for people to get an up close and personal glimpse of Vinings. It's a way to get a personal taste of Vinings," he said.

"It's nice to get the ambience if Vinings," tour co-chair Jane Kennedy said. "For people outside of Vinings, it's nice for them to see what we're all about."

As part of the tour, a preview party catered by Vinings mainstay eatery, South City Kitchen, will be Sept. 25 at the Cochran-Schroder home in Brandy Station.

The tour and preview party are more than just social events. They provide funds for preservation efforts that keep Vinings a beautiful, historic place.

"I think that little corner we have in the village is just so peaceful. It just makes you feel comfortable to drive through the village," said Kennedy

"It's nice to have a link to the past, to have parties and receptions in the pavilion, and to preserve a piece of history that we have that the village was built around."

"I am interested in seeing (Vinings) preserved," said Brown. "Vinings is the best-kept secret, especially for the people who don't live here."

Tour tickets are available through supporting merchants The Aberdeen on Paces Ferry, Antiques of Vinings, Curves of Vinings and Fidelity Bank and online at

For more information, call VHPS Executive Director Gillian Greer at (770) 432-3343.
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