ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – November 13, 2015) – On October 21, 2015, Cobb Business Radio welcomed to the studio Gillian Greer with the Vinings Historic Preservation Society. Host Lenise Williams sat down with Greer to learn more about Vinings and its place in Atlanta history.
Gillian Greer serves as the Executive Director for the Vinings Historic Preservation Society (VHPS) whose mission is to maintain and preserve The Yarbrough House, The Old Pavilion, and The Pace House and educate the public on the history of the area. The town of Vinings is located in Cobb County alongside the Chattahoochee River and ten miles northwest of Downtown Atlanta. Originally home to many ferry stations along the river in the 1800’s, Vinings is home to rich history that helped build Atlanta and Cobb.
The Solomon and Penelopy Pace House was built with the remains of the 17-room antebellum home of Vinings founder Hardy Pace. Today, The Pace House plays host to weddings and other celebrations. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
The Old Pavilion was originally built as an open-air structure in 1874 by the Western & Atlantic Railroad. In 1995, it was moved to the grounds of The Pace House where it is used for community events, weddings, receptions and parties.
The third property protected by the VHPS is The Yarbrough House, built in 1880 and inhabited by the Pace family for over a century. Over the years, it operated as a tea house and restaurant. Presently, the VHPS has undertaken the mission of restoring the building to its original historical floor plan and outfitting it with original 1880s period furniture.
To learn more about Greer’s role in maintaining historic Vinings, listen to the entire interview on Cobb Business Radio.
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