Thursday, April 22, 2010

Laurel Court tours resume Sunday

The historic Laurel Court mansion, at 5870 Belmont Avenue, in College Hill opens for tours again on April 25 at 1 P.M.

Visitors for the one-hour tours will get a rare opportunity learn more about the history Beaux-Arts mansion, completed in 1907 for Champion Coated Paper founder Peter G. Thomson and now the private residence of Larry and Judy Moyer.

Designed by James Gamble Rogers, the home was modeled in the style of the Petit Trianon in Versailles, France. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and is widely considered to be one of the best surviving examples of the opulent homes built during America's Gilded Age.

Its 7.5 acres also include cottages, a carriage house, French and Japanese gardens, and numerous statues and fountains.

Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for students ages 6-17, and free for children 5 and under. Tickets are available at the door, but reservations are suggested and can be made:

Special Mother's Day tours will be held on May 9 at 1 P.M. and 2 P.M.

Previous reading on BC:
Laurel Court offers tours next two Sundays (2/26/09)
Tour historic Laurel Court this Sunday (5/1/08)
Tour Laurel Court during the month of December (11/30/07)
College Hill: Laurel Court (4/22/07)