The Debut of Renovators’ Happy Hour

740 Felder

If perchance you happened to be passing by Felder Avenue in Midtown’s Old Cloverdale neighborhood last Thursday, you might reasonably have assumed that there had been a death in a prominent family or something. After all, that’s the typical reason that long lines of parked cars accumulate on a residential Montgomery street.

Brandy and Robert Price, shown with neighbor Lucy Lee Lanoux

Well, the truth is actually quite the opposite. Rather than a large crowd of friends and neighbors gathering to mourn a death, this group of folks had come together to celebrate the “rebirth” of one of Montgomery’s beautiful old houses. And after over a year of having seen groups of hard-working laborers coming and going (along with various porch pieces and house parts!), they were understandably eager at last to see exactly what all the demolition and construction was about at 740 Felder.

Approximately 75 curious folks gathered for a tour and refreshments at the soon-to-be-home of the very brave and very visionary Brandy and Robert Price and their four young children. Welcoming the visitors along with the Prices were some of their extremely gifted contractors and craftspeople and representatives of Landmarks Foundation, event sponsor.

A number of displays helped the visitors to see what had been previously as well as the designs for what ultimately will be. It was the first-ever Renovators’ Happy Hour in Montgomery and it was clearly a big success.

Midtown Montgomerians love their old houses and buildings, so they will be delighted to learn that Landmarks has just released the schedule for an entire year’s worth of Renovators’ Happy Hours. They will be held in alternate months on the last Thursday of the month. Check the Landmarks Foundation web site for addresses as they become available.

See you there. Yep, I’m an old house nut, too!

Sandra Nickel has been listing and selling residential real estate for over 30 years, most with an intense focus on Montgomery’s Midtown neighborhoods. Sandra serves on the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, the Cloverdale Business Coalition, Historic Southview, the Volunteer and Information Center, Landmarks Foundation and her own neighborhood Garden District Preservation Association.

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