Architectural Masters Share in Olmstead’s Vision
An enchanted stroll through history on an Emory walking tour featuring Ivey & Crook architectural design, now part of the 2015 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens and Artist Market, May 1-3, 2015. As one of the oldest and most celebrated home tours in the South, we are honored to share an intimate look at one of the region’s most esteemed architectural and building firms.
Educated and trained at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ed Ivey and Lewis “Buck” Crook focused on preserving and extending the vision of noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted through traditional design, beauty and economy. The firm’s celebrated designs can be experienced in an exquisitely preserved collection of private homes, churches, and buildings throughout Druid Hills and the Emory University Campus.
Ivey & Crook featured homes:
- 1451 North Decatur Road NE, PEGGY & HENRY HIBBERT
The house displays many examples of the detailing for which Crook is known, with a formally styled exterior. Built for bachelor S. J. West, owner of the West Lumber Company, the house has always been well maintained, reflecting the fact that it has had only three owners.
- 948 Lullwater Road NE, KATHIE & CHARLES PALMER
Built in 1929 by Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler as a wedding gift for his son John, this expansive home was Ivey and Crook’s job number 215. Notable features include the impressively sized foyer with circular stair, paneled living room, and original library.
- 1284 Fairview Road NE, JENNIE SALIERS & BILL LEVISAY
Set back from the street on a broad lawn, this 1923 Georgian Revival house was Ivey and Crook’s job number 112. Built for Morris Eiseman, who served as president of the Georgia Retail Clothiers and Furnisher Association, the home’s second owners were Ralph and Alene Uhry. Their son, Alfred Uhry, is the famed playwright who authored “Driving Miss Daisy” and grew up in the house.
Ivey & Crook Lecture & Walking Tour:
SATURDAY, MAY 2
11am – Noon | The Little Chapel at Glenn Memorial
Lecture on Ivey & Crook presented by The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA). Discussants are Laura Howard, LLC, granddaughter of Lewis Crook, and Wright Marshall, owner of Revival Construction.
Noon – 1pm | Emory Campus
Guided Walking Tour of Ivey & Crook Buildings on Emory University Campus
Join Jennifer Fabrick, LLC, Director of Emory Campus Planning, as she leads a walking tour of the Ivey & Crook buildings on the Emory University Campus. Tour departs from Little Chapel at Glenn Memorial Church.
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For more information on Ivey & Crook, we recommend:
New Georgia Encyclopedia: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/ivey-and-crook
Druid Hills Civic Association: http://druidhills.org/neighborhood-overview/