The Barrington Preservation Society hosts 'Destination Drownville' on Saturday, Sept. 15; hundreds expected to tour one of the town's most historic neighborhoods.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- William Rupp
Friday, September 14, 2012
A year of planning by the Barrington Preservation Society ends Saturday morning. It leads to a tour of one of Barrington’s most historic neighborhoods. “Destination Drownville” is a major fundraiser for the organization. Eight homes and two churches are part of the tour in the Alfred Drown neighborhood in West Barrington. It will run from 10 am to 4 pm. "It's been in the planning stage for about a year," said Carole Villucci, who operates the Town Museum for the Preservation Society and is a member of the planning committee. "We only do it about 4 or 5 years. It takes so much planning." Hundreds of people are expected to take the tour, said Villucci. A similar tour about 5 years ago drew 300 to 400 people. Drownville is listed on the …
The Barrington Preservation Society is hosting a tour of homes and churches in the Afred Drown neighborhood in West Barrington on Sept. 15.
Are you planning to take a tour of Drownville, one of Barrington’s most historic neighborhoods, on Sept. 15? The Barrington Preservation Society is hosting the tour of nine homes and two churches in an event titled “Destination Drownville” in West Barrington's Alfred Drown neighborhood. It runs from 10 am to 4 pm. Click here to go to the society’s website for a ticket order form. Tickets are $25 before Sept. 12 and $30 after that date. You can also print out the PDF above and mail it to the preservation society. Drownville was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, according to Lynn Kelly of the preservation society. “With marsh and water views, the cohesive neighborhood still retains the charm of the mid 1850s, when …