Tag: Old House Expo

Columns and Arches and Moldings … Oh, My!

Columns and Arches and Moldings … Oh, My!

On Sunday — the annual Old House Expo Day in Midtown Montgomery — I spent four hours in the home at 728 Felder Ave. During the course of the afternoon, 147 people visited the property and the choruses of “Oooh and aaah” were loud and many! We Southerners (whether by birth or “By the grace […]

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Old House Expo – Save the Date!

Old House Expo – Save the Date!

By on 31 March, 2016 in Historic Midtown, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

Thirty-one years ago, one worried historic preservationist (Marilyn Sullivan) and one old-house-loving REALTOR (yours truly) got together to brainstorm how to save one wonderful old house downtown (Brittain-Dennis cottage, now a fully restored and leased property in Old Alabama Town) and create positive buzz about Montgomery’s historic neighborhoods. What resulted is Old House Expo. This […]

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Old Houses: Looking and Fixing

Old Houses: Looking and Fixing

By on 6 May, 2014 in Historic Midtown, Sandra Nickel with 2 Comments

Two things to consider today. First, the Old House Expo was a big success. Second, a new home improvement show might be just the thing you need to fix up your own old home! Fleming Pruett and his family have lived in Midtown Montgomery “forever.” And as Midtowners, they were well aware of Old House […]

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Old House Expo Month

Old House Expo Month

By on 24 April, 2013 in Carole King, Historic Midtown, Real Estate with 1 Comment

For those of us die-hard Midtown Montgomery residents, the first Sunday afternoon in May of each year is permanently marked on our calendars for Old House Expo. The Expo was the 1985 brainchild of historic preservationist Marilyn Sullivan, who wanted to showcase the plight of the Brittan-Dennis House located at 507 Columbus Street. The Brittan […]

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The Power of Place

The Power of Place

By on 11 May, 2012 in Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

On Sunday I was a house host at 2224 Country Club Drive, one of eleven homes featured on Montgomery’s annual Old House Expo. As is always the case, the afternoon was filled with Midtowners (and others) ooohing and aaahing and generally enjoying themselves as they trekked from address to address. Generally, Old House Expo visitors […]

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Old House Expo Celebrates Historic Neighborhood Living

Old House Expo Celebrates Historic Neighborhood Living

May is designated National Preservation Month by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and this year’s theme is Discover America’s Hidden Gems. Montgomery, like many communities from coast to coast, is filled with unexplored historic treasures — and May’s the month to celebrate them! Decades ago, here in Montgomery, a few neighborhood preservationists put their […]

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Old House Expo: Another Big Win for Midtown

Old House Expo: Another Big Win for Midtown

Take nine homes in some of Montgomery’s beloved Midtown neighborhoods:  Old Cloverdale, Cloverdale-Idlewild, Edgewood, South Hull District and Capitol Heights. Add well over a hundred old house aficionados. Combine with a breathtakingly beautiful Montgomery spring afternoon (Sunday, May 1). And the predictable result:  another home sold during Montgomery’s 26th annual Old House Expo! Since the […]

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