In June of 1892, the Tucker Post Office opened its doors for the first time. This is generally considered to be the date that Tucker was founded. To celebrate Tucker’s 125th Anniversary, the Friends of Tucker Parks, Tucker Historical Society and Tucker Optimist Club are hosting a celebration at the Tucker Recreation Center on June 24 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The celebration will feature live music by SmokeRise, Matthew Perryman Jones and Molly Parden, a photography exhibit and contest hosted by “Tucker Clicks” and Hunt Digital Imaging, food trucks, a hot dog eating contest sponsored by The Local No. 7, a quilt show, a bouncy house and kids’ craft table hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. Tucker 125th Anniversary car magnets will also be available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the restoration of Browning Courthouse.
The US Postal Service will also be on site with a one-day-only commemorative anniversary pictorial postmark. Tucker-themed postcards will be available to purchase at the event or people can bring their own items to mail. To make the event even more special, the postmaster will be using the desk that belonged to Alph Chewning, Tucker’s first postmaster!
For more info and a schedule of events, visit www.tuckerrec.org/anniversary
Just in time for Tucker Day! Stop by our booth on Main Street tomorrow and pick up a car magnet for $5.00. All proceeds go to fund the painting and restoration of the Browning Courthouse.
Tucker Historical Society’s
15th Annual Tucker Garden Tour
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 Pm
Advance $ 15.OO each and Tour Day $ 20.00 each
(cash or check please)
This is a self-paced tour with Garden Tour directional signs to help you find the gardens. Directions in this booklet start at either end of Main Street (Lawrenceville Highway or Lavista Road intersections).
Five residential gardens offering style, beauty and interest are open for your enjoyment. Our gardeners are happy to answer questions and share ideas and perhaps even a cutting or two. Our Garden Greeters will welcome you and direct you to begin your tour at each garden. Please sign the Guest Book at each garden and share your impressions of the tour with us.
The Children’s Garden at The Garden Enthusiast – Backyard Nature Station is located in the historic district of downtown Tucker. Created by The Garden Enthusiast owner, Linda Karr, you will find it to be a one-of-a-kind display that offers a little something for everyone.
The Master Gardener’s Tucker Butterfly Garden is located in front of historic Browning Courthouse,
ca. 1860, on the grounds of Tucker Recreation Center. The garden is open year-round to enjoy and learn about the life cycle of the butterfly. While you are there, enjoy the Tour of Tucker Trees which surround the property.
Advance Tickets Available at these shops:
THE CUSTOM FRAME SHOP
4195 Fellowship Road
FESTIVAL UNIQUE GIFTS AND FINE ART
2343 B Main Street
THE GARDEN ENTHUSIAST – BACKYARD NATURE STATION
2316 D Main Street
TUCKER FLOWER SHOP
2249 Idlewood Road
We appreciate their efforts in our endeavor and ask that you, in turn, support the local businesses of our sponsors and ticket outlets for this year’s Tour.
125 years ago today on April 24, 1892, the first train steamed into the new “Tucker” train station. Here’s an early photo of the Depot on Railroad Avenue and another taken this year by Mikel Yeakle.
This small 125-year-old building once served as a gateway to the community. Today it stands as a reminder of the strength and work ethic of our predecessors. We are fortunate to have this physical link to our past in the heart of Tucker. Thank you, CSX and happy birthday Tucker depot!
The link between Tucker and Emory University has been in place for well over a century and today scores of Emory, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, and CDC employees call the City of Tucker home.
Most commuters know there are several routes from Tucker into the Clifton Corridor, but roughly ninety years ago there was one direct course. A first class road called “Emory Tucker Road.” Today the road is known by a different name – Lavista.