With winter finally shedding its last days of chilly weather, the Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) hosted its 45th Annual Spring Home Tour on the weekend April 27 and 28.
Tucked away just outside of downtown Jacksonville is the historic, Riverside – Avondale area, filled with tall, elder trees and a blossoming market for local business owners and neighbors. Community members and business owners opened their doors and welcomed guests into Jacksonville’s historic district, filled with all the history and beauty the area has to offer.
The celebration began with a twilight party on April 25 for a night of “celebrating historic preservation,” according to RAP. The party featured snacks and refreshments from Biscottis, a local restaurant, live music by Darren Ronan and a presentation by Avondale resident, Dr. James P. Delgado.
The actual tour kicked off on April 27, where guests were able to take a pleasant bike tour around the area to visit eleven preserved, historic houses and a historic office building that took everyone, according to RAP, “on a trip down memory lane.”