After 20 years, the Historic Homes Tour is passing the torch to the Homes Tour, where we will be highlighting homes of interest, but not necessarily historic, around College Park.
College Park Homes Tour returns May 4th 1-5PM. We will be highlighting the South Lake Adair neighborhood. Tickets are available at the event or you can stop by Anne Rogers Realty Group's office starting April 22nd to buy tickets in advance.
Tickets are $25/each or free with CPNA membership. Existing members are welcome to come at no charge.
Michael Welborn Grant
A portion of the proceeds from each year's tour will be used to fund the Michael Welborn Education Grant. The grant is awarded to a College Park school for a history-related activity.
During the 27 years he lived in Orlando, the late Michael Welborn made major contributions to the community in general and particularly to the cause of historic preservation.
While serving the College Park Neighborhood Association as Historical Committee co-chair and Vice-president he was instrumental in saving the landmark Publix sign at Edgewater Drive and in rescuing the bird frescoes now installed at the College Park Community Center. The frescoes, by noted artist Sam Stoltz, were part of Stoltz’s 1930’s work at the Dubsdread Clubhouse. Monitoring the 1990-1991 remodeling of the clubhouse daily, Michael averted the frescoes’ destruction.
Michael also chaired the City’s Historic Preservation Board, served on the boards of the Historical Society of Central Florida and the United Way, and was active in politics. He was an account executive for AT&T.
After Michael’s untimely death in 1999, the College Park Neighborhood Association voted to name a scholarship in his memory. The school grants that CPNA now gives instead of scholarships continue to bear Michael’s name. The grant money is raised during CPNA’s Annual Historic Homes Tour.
Historic Homes Tour Archives
Since 1991 our neighborhood has opened its homes through the Historic Homes Tour. We are making the brochures from all of our past tours available as a way to capture the information we dig up about homes in our neighborhood. Feel free to browse them, perhaps your home was in a previous tour. (They are indexed, so a Search for your address--number and street name only-- may work too.)