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Summerville Post, Spring 2014

Summerville has enjoyed a wonderful resurgence of families moving into the neighborhood, with owners renovating and restoring properties. It is difficult for many of us to remember it was not always like this here.

In the 1970’s, Summerville had many vacant, dilapidated properties. There was little to no protection for the history of the buildings or our neighborhood. Historically important properties were being destroyed, commercial properties that appeared out of place were cropping up, areas were slowly having zoning designations changed, and families were moving out.

In November 1976, the first newsletter (pictured on the front) was hand written and distributed on foot to the neighborhood. Over 300 concerned citizens met at Trinity on the Hill Methodist Church to form the Summerville Neighborhood Association (SNA). Our stated goal was “to protect and enhance the values, quality and charm of their neighborhood”.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 5

GRU Christmas Tree decorated with ribbons and lightsThe Summerville Neighborhood Association invites you, your family, and friends to the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree at the GRU Summerville Campus on Thursday, Dec. 5.

Festivities will take place on the History Walk outside the Maxwell Theatre. The free event will begin at 6 p.m. with caroling by the GRU Choir.

The tree lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by a scheduled visit from Santa Claus, who will be available for photographs.