Tour: Shaw Place and Surrounds

Shaw-PlaceSunday, May 18 at 1:00 PM
Meet at the Compton Hill Water Tower
$10 to benefit the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association

Architectural historian Michael R. Allen will lead a jaunt around the Shaw neighborhood focused on Shaw Place, the private residential court laid out in 1879 by architect George I. Barnett. The tour includes a stop in one Shaw Place house plus peeks at a Carpenter Gothic house, an old-fashioned neighborhood movie theater, a railroad hospital, beautiful houses in many styles and an apartment hotel repossessed by its architect. Shaw Place anchors a vibrant urban area with intriguing architectural diversity.

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