Residents will get an opportunity to visit the interiors of historic homes along Adelaide Drive in Santa Monica during a Santa Monica Conservancy tour scheduled Sunday, May 4th.
Famous for views of the ocean and the mountains, Adelaide Drive hugs the city’s north boundary along Santa Monica Canyon. The small street is equally notable as the site of prestigious homes built by the city’s premier business leaders, beginning in 1906, according to the conservancy. Four homes on Adelaide Drive and one on Adelaide Place are designated as Santa Monica landmarks.
The tour offers visits inside three properties on Adelaide Drive and one of them has two historic structures on it. Docents will provide information on the interiors and will also discuss other landmark buildings on the street.
The open houses are for the Second Roy Jones house, built by the son of Santa Monica’s co-founder Senator John Percival Jones; the Henry Weaver house, built by a hotel magnate and listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and the Bishop Conaty House, a historic home that for decades was the residence of Hollywood starlet Mary Miles Minter.
A self-guided walking tour booklet will allow visitors to explore all the interesting homes on the street.
The tour is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 4th. The conservancy advises advance reservations, as the event may sell out.
Tickets are $35 for members of the Santa Monica Conservancy, or $40 for the general public. A special half-price membership offer combines new membership with a discounted ticket at $50 for an individual and $55 for a household membership. Tickets are available online at www.sm conservancy.org/. Tickets will be held at check-in.
Street parking in the vicinity is limited. A chartered Big Blue Bus will shuttle visitors to Adelaide Drive from Roosevelt Elementary School, stopping at the red curb at the northeast corner of Montana Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard. Visitors may use the staff parking lot at the school or street parking.
The Santa Monica Conservancy is a nonprofit organization promoting public awareness and appreciation of the cultural, economic and sustainability benefits of historic preservation.
Information, (310) 496-3146.