One of the stops on the 45th Annual Central West End Association House Tour on Pershing Place this weekend is Terri Liberman and Martin Schweig's stunning backyard garden shown above and featured on a post here. The garden is one of several on the tour, including a Japanese garden at 4967 Pershing Place designed by landscape architect Edith Mason.
In the most recent issue of the West End Word, Managing Editor Fran Mannino wrote an extensive article (here) featuring one of 7 houses on the tour, the stately Vossmeyer/Sandberg home at 4554 Pershing Place.
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't see someone taking a photo of a historic home in the neighborhood. (The Central West End became a historic district in 1974.) Most of us who walk by these beautiful homes every day may take them for granted, but are still curious about what's inside. Now here's your chance.
The CWEA House Tour is the organization's most important fundraiser of the year. The event furthers the CWEA's work preserving the history and historic standards of the neighborhood (read this for an example). The event takes endless hours of coordination by the CWEA board, led by president Amy Howell Mittelstadt, with assistance from operations coordinator Amanda Dever. None of this would be possible without the generosity of the homeowners, who have been working for months to get their houses in shape. Finally, a gazillion volunteers have been lined up to staff the houses and welcome tents at Pershing and Euclid Avenues.
Tickets for the Preview Party, which takes place tomorrow, Friday, May 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., are $75. They include an advance look at the houses on the tour, as well as drinks and copious appetizers provided by Gamlin Whiskey House. Tickets for Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday (12 to 4 p.m.) are $22 in advance (tickets are also available at Left Bank Books and Pulaski Bank branches), $25 the day of the tour. Everyone should be able to finish the tour in a day, with time left to explore the rest of the neighborhood.
For frequently asked questions and parking instructions, look here.
CWEA House Tour on Pershing Place, May 29, 30, 31, (314) 367-2220.