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2024 Historic Hollywood Home Tour is April 28th

The Hollywood Garden Club to host the first Historic Home Tour since before the pandemic. features three beautiful homes that have been renovated to today’s standards without compromising the integrity of the original designs that make Hollywood unique.

HOLLYWOOD

GARDEN CLUB

HOMEWOOD, ALABAMA

About the Homes
 

The A. V. Smith House – 220 La Prado Place

This charming brick Tudor Cottage and detached carriage house were originally built in 1928. Very few changes were made to the interior or exterior until the current owners purchased the home in 2016. The redesigned home has newly vaulted ceilings in the living room, foyer, and kitchen nook as well as a brand-new kitchen. The limestone floor in the foyer is original to the house as is the front door. The fireplace was reworked, adding a mantle that came from the carriage house. The gorgeous table in the kitchen nook was built from wood also salvaged from the carriage house. The two-story carriage house, which had fallen into disrepair, was completely rebuilt on the site of the original structure.

The Nelson House – 205 Bonita Drive

This 1925 Spanish Colonial Revival holds historic significance as the personal home of Hollywood’s developer,

Clyde Nelson, and one of the first built in the community. Designed by George P. Turner, the architect for many

of Hollywood’s original residences, the two-story gem features original beamed ceilings in the living room,

archways in the foyer and den, four sets of French doors, large open porch with tile floor and fountain,

limestone mantel, stucco walls, and a terracotta roof – all the finest materials.

The Davidson House - 312 English Circle

This 1926 two-story Tudor Revival is one of the original homes on English Circle. The owners have stayed true to the historic charm of the home, which includes a multiple cross-gabled roof, detached two-car garage, and metal casement windows throughout. The leaded glass in the front bay windows as well as many architectural items throughout the home were added by former homeowner Mary Adams of the popular Mary Adams Antiques in Homewood. An addition was made in the 1980s. The current homeowners are art lovers, and the home is currently full of beautiful collections.

The history of the Hollywood neighborhood is rich and we have included those details following, as well.

About the Homes
 

The A. V. Smith House – 220 La Prado Place

This charming brick Tudor Cottage and detached carriage house were originally built in 1928. Very few changes were made to the interior or exterior until the current owners purchased the home in 2016. The redesigned home has newly vaulted ceilings in the living room, foyer, and kitchen nook as well as a brand-new kitchen. The limestone floor in the foyer is original to the house as is the front door. The fireplace was reworked, adding a mantle that came from the carriage house. The gorgeous table in the kitchen nook was built from wood also salvaged from the carriage house. The two-story carriage house, which had fallen into disrepair, was completely rebuilt on the site of the original structure.

The Nelson House – 205 Bonita Drive

This 1925 Spanish Colonial Revival holds historic significance as the personal home of Hollywood’s developer,

Clyde Nelson, and one of the first built in the community. Designed by George P. Turner, the architect for many

of Hollywood’s original residences, the two-story gem features original beamed ceilings in the living room,

archways in the foyer and den, four sets of French doors, large open porch with tile floor and fountain,

limestone mantel, stucco walls, and a terracotta roof – all the finest materials.

The Davidson House - 312 English Circle

This 1926 two-story Tudor Revival is one of the original homes on English Circle. The owners have stayed true to the historic charm of the home, which includes a multiple cross-gabled roof, detached two-car garage, and metal casement windows throughout. The leaded glass in the front bay windows as well as many architectural items throughout the home were added by former homeowner Mary Adams of the popular Mary Adams Antiques in Homewood. An addition was made in the 1980s. The current homeowners are art lovers, and the home is currently full of beautiful collections.

The history of the Hollywood neighborhood is rich and we have included those details following, as well.

About the Homes
 

The A. V. Smith House – 220 La Prado Place

This charming brick Tudor Cottage and detached carriage house were originally built in 1928. Very few changes were made to the interior or exterior until the current owners purchased the home in 2016. The redesigned home has newly vaulted ceilings in the living room, foyer, and kitchen nook as well as a brand-new kitchen. The limestone floor in the foyer is original to the house as is the front door. The fireplace was reworked, adding a mantle that came from the carriage house. The gorgeous table in the kitchen nook was built from wood also salvaged from the carriage house. The two-story carriage house, which had fallen into disrepair, was completely rebuilt on the site of the original structure.

The Nelson House – 205 Bonita Drive

This 1925 Spanish Colonial Revival holds historic significance as the personal home of Hollywood’s developer,

Clyde Nelson, and one of the first built in the community. Designed by George P. Turner, the architect for many

of Hollywood’s original residences, the two-story gem features original beamed ceilings in the living room,

archways in the foyer and den, four sets of French doors, large open porch with tile floor and fountain,

limestone mantel, stucco walls, and a terracotta roof – all the finest materials.

The Davidson House - 312 English Circle

This 1926 two-story Tudor Revival is one of the original homes on English Circle. The owners have stayed true to the historic charm of the home, which includes a multiple cross-gabled roof, detached two-car garage, and metal casement windows throughout. The leaded glass in the front bay windows as well as many architectural items throughout the home were added by former homeowner Mary Adams of the popular Mary Adams Antiques in Homewood. An addition was made in the 1980s. The current homeowners are art lovers, and the home is currently full of beautiful collections.

The history of the Hollywood neighborhood is rich and we have included those details following, as well.

About the Homes
 

The A. V. Smith House – 220 La Prado Place

This charming brick Tudor Cottage and detached carriage house were originally built in 1928. Very few changes were made to the interior or exterior until the current owners purchased the home in 2016. The redesigned home has newly vaulted ceilings in the living room, foyer, and kitchen nook as well as a brand-new kitchen. The limestone floor in the foyer is original to the house as is the front door. The fireplace was reworked, adding a mantle that came from the carriage house. The gorgeous table in the kitchen nook was built from wood also salvaged from the carriage house. The two-story carriage house, which had fallen into disrepair, was completely rebuilt on the site of the original structure.

The Nelson House – 205 Bonita Drive

This 1925 Spanish Colonial Revival holds historic significance as the personal home of Hollywood’s developer,

Clyde Nelson, and one of the first built in the community. Designed by George P. Turner, the architect for many

of Hollywood’s original residences, the two-story gem features original beamed ceilings in the living room,

archways in the foyer and den, four sets of French doors, large open porch with tile floor and fountain,

limestone mantel, stucco walls, and a terracotta roof – all the finest materials.

The Davidson House - 312 English Circle

This 1926 two-story Tudor Revival is one of the original homes on English Circle. The owners have stayed true to the historic charm of the home, which includes a multiple cross-gabled roof, detached two-car garage, and metal casement windows throughout. The leaded glass in the front bay windows as well as many architectural items throughout the home were added by former homeowner Mary Adams of the popular Mary Adams Antiques in Homewood. An addition was made in the 1980s. The current homeowners are art lovers, and the home is currently full of beautiful collections.

The history of the Hollywood neighborhood is rich and we have included those details following, as well.

ABOUT

The  Hollywood Garden Club was established to promote the preservation and beautification of the unique historic neighborhood located in the suburb of Homewood in Birmingham, Alabama. 

The Garden Club brings members of the neighborhood together to help maintain the green spaces, now 13 in number as well as to assist other charitable needs in the area. 

The primary fundraising event of the Garden Club is the biennial Historic Hollywood Tour of Homes, which supports neighborhood beautification and our historic neighborhood school, support Shades Cahaba Elementary.

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HISTORY

In 1924, 26-year-old developer Clyde Nelson set out to fulfill his vision of a planned community of Spanish-style homes, fashionable at the time. His Hollywood Land Company paid $109,800 for land that would become "Birmingham's Master Subdivision." Nelson hired Harvard-trained landscape architect Rubee J. Pearse to design the 750-lot neighborhood, laying out roads, green spaces, lot lines, and house placement.

 

Nelson engaged Birmingham architect George P. Turner to design most original residences, including 60-80 Spanish homes and many of Tudor design. 

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hollywoodgardenclub@gmail.com

 

 Homewood, AL 35209

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