For immediate release: May 11, 2009
Westgate featured in new home and garden tour on the Hilltop
COLUMBUS - West Side volunteers from three community organizations will present the inaugural Hilltop Home & Garden Tour, featuring the Westgate neighborhood, on Saturday, June 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. The tour will start at the Westgate Masonic Lodge, 2925 West Broad Street.
Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour at the Masonic Lodge for $10, or $8 in advance at the following locations:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ GearhartÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s True Value Hardware, 2885 West Broad Street
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Growing Solutions, 1040 Georgesville Road
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Haldeman Cleaners, 3117 West Broad Street
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Tigertree, 771 North High Street
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Wallpaper Outlet, 3770 West Broad Street
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Westside Messenger, 3500 Sullivant Avenue
Sponsored by Friends of the Hilltop, Friends of Westgate Park, and Westgate Neighbors Association, the tour features architecture, home renovations, and garden design at 12 Westgate homes and/or gardens. Included in the tour are an organic vegetable garden and a photography studio.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We want to share the charm of our neighborhood with others and let people know that there is a lot to offer in the quality of the housing, its affordability and the creativity of its residents,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Lisa Grazier, president of Friends of Westgate Park. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This tour is the first in a series of annual home and garden tours spotlighting the undiscovered neighborhoods of the Hilltop. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a great place to live, and an interesting place to visit with a wonderful city park and other unique points of interest.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The neighborhood of Westgate is currently being discovered by young professionals looking for affordable and unique housing, but it began in the 1920s on land that was at the edge, or the west gate, of Camp Chase, a Civil War Union installation and, later during the war, a prison housing Confederate soldiers. More than 2,000 Confederates are buried at the federally operated Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery on Sullivant Avenue, at the southern edge of todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Westgate neighborhood.
For more information on the tour, visit http://www.friendsofthehilltop.com or contact:
Mari Ann Binder Futty at 614-276-9668 / firstname.lastname@example.org., or
Lisa Grazier, spokesperson for the tour, at 614-274-4382 / email@example.com