Dear Polly and Mark Lestikow, Doug Walter, Barb Hammon, Barbara Moran, C&C Participants, and Friends of Traditional Architecture,
Many thanks to all of you who attended the tour in Crestmoor Park on Saturday morning for making the tour one of the best yet. Your interest in the houses, your convivial nature, and the spring weather made for quite a pleasant time.
Polly and Mark, our hosts, we owe much appreciation to you for arranging things with your brother and sister-in-law at 5656 E. 6th Avenue Parkway. Thank you, Christopher and Lynn Bruce, for welcoming C&C into your home…even though you were away at the time! Enjoying fresh coffee, breakfast treats, and lively conversation was the perfect launch to the morning and thank you, Polly, for sharing a few things about the house and growing up in lovely Crestmoor. Architect Doug Walter added much to the experience, as well, and everyone enjoyed hearing about the 11th hour “style conversion” and seeing the before & after photographs.
Having both Barb Hammon at No. 16 and Barbara Moran at 320 Ivy welcome us and invite everyone to view the gardens in their backyards was truly a special, unexpected treat which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you, Barb and Barbara, for your spontaneous hospitality which made the morning complete!
Please find photos attached. John Wyszynski, thank you for sharing about Harry M. Bitman, local master builder. Leon Krier captured the spirit of the morning when he remarked, “Learning to look… looking to learn!”
To learn more about the ICAA or to become a member, you may visit www.classicist-rmc.org The next Columns & Coffee tour will be June 21 on High Street.