Originally a Greek Revival-style home built circa 1841, Hope House faced Gratz Park. In 1897, Mrs. J.H. Davidson reoriented the house toward Third Street for her daughter’s debutante ball, converting it to Colonial Revival style and adding a 67-foot portico for parties and teas.
An event on Saturday, August 13, 2016, will allow guests to explore the home and grounds of this beautiful property. Owned by Dr. and Mrs. Donaldson since 1993, the couple is opening their property for a Home & Garden Tour benefitting the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.
This fundraiser is open to the public. Advance reservations for BGT members are $10 per person, $20 for non-members. Admission at the garden gate is $20 per person. All proceeds to benefit the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. Call the BGT at (859) 253-0362 for advanced reservations.
Images courtesy of the Blue Grass Trust.