ShowHouse debuts with ribbon cutting
WEST AKRON — The Junior League of Akron hosted a ribbon cutting for its Designer Show House 2006 June 3.
Shown at near right, President-Elect Terri Reeder talks about the project, which brought local interior designers and landscape designers onto the Summit County Historical Society (SCHS) property at 550 Copley Road.
Participating in the ribbon cutting were, pictured above center, from left, ShowHouse co-chairs Janis Worley and Lynn Metzger, SCHS Curator Leianne Heppner, SCHS Executive Director Paula Moran, Terri Reeder and ShowHouse co-chair Ann Wehener.
For the Designer ShowHouse project, the Perkins Stone Mansion and the John Brown House, shown above right, were completely redecorated, showcasing the latest design trends.
In addition, the grounds of both of these homes were reinvigorated by landscape designers to provide a feel for the historical use of the properties. Part of the project involved the recreation of a gazebo at the Perkins house, pictured at right. The original gazebo was built in the 1920s and removed from the property in the 1950s. The gazebo restoration project was possible through the support of Leader Publications, architect David Yedidsion, Canal Town Builders and Graves Lumber Co.
The Designer ShowHouse homes and gardens are open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays through June 25. Tickets are $17 at the door, $15 in advance (available at all Acme Fresh Markets) and $13 each for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call (330) 836-4905 or go to www.juniorleagueakron.or g.
— By Kathleen Folkerth
Photos: Eric Nepodal