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Tour of Homes Sept 12th – J. Frank Collins homes in Converse Heights

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Join us Sunday, September 12, 2:00-5:00 pm

The Spartanburg County Historical Association has put together a wonderful tour of 5 homes designed by architect J. Frank Collins. This is the first Tour of Homes that has taken place in the Converse Heights neighborhood in years. This will be an enjoyable and informative tour. You will be able to visit 5 homes – including ones built for James F. Byrnes and Dr. Sam Orr Black – and learn about others. The homes on the tour are 520 Glendalyn Avenue, 576 Otis Boulevard, 615 Palmetto Street, 509 Sherwood Circle, and 516 Sherwood Circle. Main Street Trolley will run the tour route continuously between 2:00 and 5:00.

Please show your support by purchasing tickets in advance at the Regional History Museum in the Chapman Cultural Center (or at any of the other kind merchants listed on the attached poster). They are also available online at

In addition, there will be a reception and talk held after the event at a 6th Collins home for Historical Association members at the Spartan Regiment Society Level ($100) and higher. There is no additional charge for the reception. To join the Historical Society or to upgrade your membership, please visit

The Association extends its special thanks to the homeowners who are sharing their treasures with us for this tour. We are also deeply grateful to our sponsors for supporting us – American Institute of Architects, Spartanburg; John Chapman, ReMax Realty Associates,; and White’s Pine Street Exxon. Please thank them when you see them! All proceeds from this tour benefit the Spartanburg County Historical Association and help maintain our 4 sites – Price House, Regional History Museum, Seay House, and Walnut Grove Plantation.

Details are on the attached poster. Don’t hesitate to call or email with questions. I can also take credit card reservations by phone and have your tickets at the start point – Trinity Methodist Church. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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