Proud Neighbors House Tour & Porch Brunch has been postponed until the Sunday AFTER Mother’s Day , May 16, 2021. The Proud Neighbors of Collingswood extends our wishes for your safety and good health.
The Proud Neighbors of Collingswood Porch Brunch and House Tour showcases the charm of our homes and tranquil gardens. Brunch offers culinary delights on vintage porches in May on the sunday after Mother’s Day. The event is a tribute to our historic architecture and neighborhood restoration during National Historic Preservation Month. The Porch Brunch and House Tour will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Consider showing your house or garden. Planning requires that participating homes and gardens must be secured well in advance so please reach out to us if you are (or someone you know might be) interested! Homes on the tour reflect a variety of housing styles, architecture, and neighborhood locations. Some homes feature historic architectural characteristics, while others have a decorator’s flair or a cozy, colorful ambiance. If you have a front porch, consider hosting brunch. We provide all the food, supplies, and staff. Proud Neighbors volunteers will staff your home or garden and many of our members have shown their homes on the tour. Even if you are just a little curious, we can put you in touch with others that have participated so that they can describe the experience. Info@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org
Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity, promotes historic preservation awareness by sharing ideas about restoration and strives to maintain the historic character of Collingswood.
Collingswood homes, businesses, and town blocks were judged
on creativity, originality, appropriateness to architecture, best historic
homes, and overall best look. Collingswood residents who registered their
addresses in advance by emailing July4@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org
were included in the contest this year.
Our winners this year in the following categories were:
Nancy and Steve Marino of King Ave.
What our Judges said: “Flags,
flags, flags! Over 175 flags, buntings, twirly flags, big flags, and little
flags. Flags everywhere!”
Ryan and Kathleen Osborn of Linwood Ave.
What our Judges said: “Very simple,
“join or die” flag, appropriate creation for house style, small
red/white/blue bells on banners. Tastefully done.”
Mark Drummond Family of Lees Ave.
What our Judges said: “Mark
decorated early for the CBS special. Most of the painted stars on the grass had
washed away due to the rain. Mixture of flags and buntings hanging on
The Retrospect on Haddon Ave.
Colleen Hodson of Eldridge Ave.
What our Judges said: “Everything handmade,
“We the People” signs, Betsy Ross, Uncle Sam, Snoopy, a patriotic hat on the gate
fence, and the constitution. This decorated house brought a lot of gasps,
omg, ooh’s and ah’s as we drove up. A WOW factor!!!”
Edward and Donna Proudfoot of Lees Ave.
What our Judges said: “Shows great
effort in creativity of antique pieces on property…decorated carriage, bikes,
Collingswood resident, M. Walker , of Woodlawn Terrace, accepted the challenge and was awarded $200 for restoring the leaded glass window in his home. Wood Window Restoration Grant is funded by Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, an all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt public charity to encourage historic preservation in Collingswood. The grant (one per household; maximum $200 per property) is restricted to restortions of original windows in pre-1925 Collingswood homes or buildings. Grants are consistent with Proud Neighbors of Collingswood civic organization’s goals of striving to maintain the historic character of our Collingswood community. This project aims to encourage residents to maintain original house details and recognize the importance of historic windows. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.