By 1812Blockhouse

Visitors to Kingwood Center Gardens are often intrigued by the stately home sitting across Park Avenue West, a large home which has remained unoccupied for many years.

Owned by Kingwood Center, the Townsend House will be open for a tour on August 27 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Tours are $3 for members and $10 for non-members.

The Townsend House, constructed in 1930, was the home of Edwin Oliver and May Tucker Townsend. Originally from southern Ohio, was a businessman and bank executive. As his 1945 obituary notes, his primary hobby and passion was traveling; the same year that the house was constructed, the family went on an around the world excursion.

Reservations are required for the Townsend House Tour, and may be made at this online location.

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay

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