GE Realty Plot tour 2015

GE Realty Plot tour 2015The GE Realty Plot Home & Garden Tour returns this year on Jun 6 and 7. Tickets are $25 and available at a handful of locations listed at that link.

The plot is just east of the Union College campus. General Electric bought it at the end of the 1800s and it was subdivided as a neighborhood for company executives. The design of the neighborhood was inspired by New York's Central Park.

The tour has been offered sporadically in recent years -- the last one was 2013 -- but it sounds like the plan is to now offer it biennially.

This year's tour includes six homes. A listing is after the jump.

Albany tour
Just a reminder that the annual Hidden City House and Garden Tour in/near Albany's Center Square neighborhood is set for Thursday, June 25 from 5-8 pm. Tickets are $15 through June 19 and are available online.

Realty Plot tour homes

All blurbage via the tour website

The 1902 'James P. Felton' House | 1010 Nott Street
This home (which has a twin on Rugby Rd.) uses an interesting casual placement of its windows, purposefully designed to not line up with the dormers.

The 1902 'Herbert Walker House' | 1124 Avon Road
This home presents a beautiful transitional design between the Queen Anne and the Colonial style with its dramatic descending gambrel roof, wrap around porch and beautiful Palladian window.

The 1914 'Emmet-McNaughton House' | 1151 Lowell Road
This home takes full advantage of its corner lot placement with its symmetrical 'wing' structure commanding the space gracefully.

The 1906 'August Weber House' | 1155 Stratford Road
From its second story 'skirting' to its Richardsonian red porch masonry, this home is a spectacular example of the Queen Anne style and Victorian treatments.

The 1905 'William G. Ely House' | 1360 Lenox Road
This is the second house of three that William Ely built in the plot. This home can be viewed as Tudor Revival or Queen Anne, however the squareness of its shape and half-timbering move it more away from Victorian style.

The 1900 'E.W. Rice House' | 1128 Lenox Road (Abbe Hall)
This home is classic Queen Anne style. It is exquisitely shingled and boasts intricately patterned rock masonry on its foundation.


You can also buy tickets at the various houses (with the exception of Abbe Hall) on the days of the event.

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