Each tour segment is 45 minutes long and begins on the hour. Capacity is limited to 15 for each route so reserve early by calling 609-707-3684 to purchase a wristband or purchase them the day of at the start of walking tour. Maximum capacity for each start time is 15! All homes are privately owned and not open to the public.
Please wear wristband during event for access to docent-let Architectural Historic Walking tours. All sales are final. There are no refunds in the case of rain on the original date. In the event of inclement weather on Sunday October 21, the rain date is Saturday Oct 27. Space is limited to 15 per session.
These tour routes spotlight Architectural Historical elements in residential areas along Collings Avenues and in Merrick Villa. Some of the sites are in the Collingswood Historic District and on State and National Registers of Historic Places. Enjoy both tour routes. One ticket/wristband price gives you access to all docent-led routes. Just show your Proud Neighbors wristband. Spend the afternoon discovering something new about our town and meeting your neighbors!
At noon or 2pm, hear Proud Neighbors docent discuss the exterior of home along Collings Avenue. Starting with the Edward Zane Collings house at 500 Collings where Edward engaged the services of local carpenter John Ireland to construct a late Federal Style home in 1824. Then the area evolved with the construction of Judge John B Kates residence, an American Four-square design, as well as, Colonial Revival and stuccoed houses with pan-tile gabled roof and leaded elliptical transom on homes built along Collings Avenue in 1900 thru 1920.
Discover Collingswood’s hidden bungalow colony at 1pm & 3pm. Merrick Villa is a small bungalow colony developed in the 1910s by Howard l. Merrick. It encompasses a one-block section between Bettlewood & Colford Avenues with small lanes such as Maple & Allen. Bungalows primarily of frame & stone construction, express the rustic character within a picturesque resort setting that gives special identity within the Collingswood historic district.
End the day at Devil’s Creek Brewery (1 Powell Lane) to share your tour experience. Participants are responsible for any beverage or merchandise purchases. All tour registrants are welcome to visit Devil’s Creek Brewery .
Proud Neighbors of Collingswood is a public charity with IRS 501c3 status, so donations are tax deductible. Our mission is to promote awareness about historic preservation in the Collingswood community and work to maintain the historic character of Collingswood. We invite Collingswood residents to learn more about our group at our Pot Luck Supper on Friday November 2nd at a neighbor’s home, 125 Harvard Avenue. E-mail info@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org or phone 609.707.3684.