The Savannah College of Art and Design is proud to announce the grand opening of Ivy Hall Oct. 3. After nearly two years of rehabilitation, planning and construction, the historic Midtown mansion at 179 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E. will reopen as a cultural arts and writing center.
SCAD would like to share this exciting day and the history of this significant home with the Atlanta community. The public is welcome to attend the opening ceremony and reception sponsored by The Providence Group, Friday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m., at Ivy Hall. R.S.V.P. to Katelin St. Peter-Blair at 404.253.3320. Among the afternoon’s festivities will be musical performances, guest speakers and tours of the home.
SCAD President Paula S. Wallace will be in attendance to give remarks at the opening, as will SCAD Atlanta Board of Visitors member and managing partner of HNCL Veronica Biggins, and President of Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Sam Williams.
With its rich legacy of historic preservation in Savannah and France, SCAD has rehabilitated the Edward C. Peters House, originally called Ivy Hall, one of the first homes in Georgia thought to fully embody the Victorian Queen Anne architectural style. Historic preservation specialist and SCAD professor Bob Dickensheets said, "This project was different than previous SCAD rehabilitation projects in that we are restoring not only a residence, but, in a way, the memory of one of Atlanta's earliest and most industrious families."
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S.D.H. Investment Corporation Inc. and Bill Swearingen, President
The Chrysler Foundation
David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund
Rodney Mims Cook Jr.
Sue and Bob Nardelli
The Home Depot
James M. Cox Foundation
Jan and Jim Jacoby
Paula and Glenn Wallace
Price Gilbert Jr. Charitable Fund
Fisher and Phillips LLP
Metro Atlanta Demolition Inc.
Tractor & Equipment Co.
Atlanta Landmarks and the Fox Theatre
Pharris Deloach Johnson
In honor of Bo Peep and All Her Sheep--Anita and Michael Thomas
In honor of Choicepoint Associates Around the World--Choicepoint
In honor of Ivy Garden Club members Anne Cox Chambers, Frankie Coxe and Muriel Garlin--Anita and Michael Thomas
In honor of Ivy Garden Club members Judith Pillsbury, Jill Steenhuis Ruffalo and Gwen Strauss--Anita and Michael Thomas
In honor of Tatum Swearingen--Prissy and Bill Swearingen
In honor of Carolyn and Rhett Tanner--Phoebe and Ed Forio
In honor of Carolyn and Rhett Tanner--SCAD-Atlanta Scholarship Gala
In honor of Anita and Michael Thomas--SCAD-Atlanta Scholarship Gala
In memory of Annie Wade Bishop--Michael Bishop
In memory of Thomas P. Cartledge--Barbara and Bob Cargill
In memory of Silvio Santo Tomas--Hildi Santo Tomas