Renovators’ Happy Hour Showcases Old Cloverdale Renovation

The Historic Neighborhood Coalition sponsored by Landmarks Foundation is coordinating a new fun spring event to create awareness of notable preservation projects that are happening in Montgomery’s historic neighborhoods. The inaugural Renovators’ Happy Hour will be Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. The renovation at 740 Felder Avenue (Old Cloverdale) by the Price family will be the first featured happening.

We’ve all been watching this transformation for the last year on our trips up and down Felder Avenue. The Queen Anne style cottage had undergone lots of changes, interior and exterior, in its century long life. The interior had been altered to accommodate rental residents and the exterior had additions and extensions, some not so compatible. The Prices purchased the property with the mission of restoring the house to accommodate their growing family. They have done extensive planning and design work to produce a masterful renovation working with many of the area’s most talented and experienced in the industry—designers, contractors, craftspeople and supply vendors—many of whom will be on hand to discuss their involvement in the project. A few of these providers are:

  • Project Management — Old Time Carpentry, Davis Hall
  • Millwork — Marshall Lumber, John Marshall
  • Framing and lumber — Alpha Lumber
  • Masonry work — Patterson Masonry, Willie Patterson
  • Painting — Luis Morales
  • Stained glass — The Glass House, Bob Holy
  • Window restoration — Old House Specialist, Hilda Dent
  • Foundation repairs — Jehle Tile and Construction, Bob Jehle
  • Window replication — Southern Sash
  • Plumbing — Donnie Hammonds Plumbing, Donnie Hammonds
  • Landscape design — J. Wall Landscape Architecture, Janie Wall
  • Technology and Security systems installation — Wilson Shaw, IT
  • Interior Designers — J. R. Marshall, Jane Robertson Design

Just a glance at the project drawings will give you an idea of the extensiveness of the renovation. Not only has the original structure been repaired, so much effort has gone into the efficient use of new living spaces, the addition of unique cabinetry and elegant woodwork, not to mention the state-of-the-art electronics throughout the home.

Although the restoration is not quite complete Renovators’ Happy Hour guests will be privilege to the “work in progress.” Those thinking of restoring one of our historic neighborhood houses will have the opportunity to formulate ideas, ask questions, network with vendors and get the information needed to make them feel good about an old house decision.

The Historic Neighborhood Coalition will be sponsoring upcoming educational forums as well as more of these informative and fun “field trips” to encourage old house living in our historic midtown neighborhoods. Happy Hour refreshments will be provided by Filet & Vine on Cloverdale Road and the Winn-Dixie on Carter Hill. To join us at the Renovators’ Happy Hour at 740 Felder Avenue, purchase your $10 tickets beforehand at or just show up Thursday afternoon, April 27 on the front porch!

Carole King (not the singer, just the hummer) enjoys midtown living from South Capitol Parkway in Capitol Heights where she has lived for 25+years. Carole has been the historic properties curator for the Landmarks Foundation that manages Old Alabama Town for 28 years and is passionate about neighborhoods, their architectural character, their people, and their preservation!

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  1. We are so very excited about this event. Montgomery’s wonderful residential historic districts make it possible to Live In a Bit of History!

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