Junaluska Woman's Club Tour of Historic Homes

Arts & Entertainment
Atkins Loop, Lake Junaluska, NC
Stephanie Drum
Jul 02, 2013
2:00 PM

Junaluska Woman’s Club Tour of Historic Homes, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, Lake Junaluska, $10 per ticket. If one really wants to see the heart of Lake Junaluska’s beginning , then take the Tour of Historic Homes, presented by the Junaluska Woman’s Club.  Each of the four homes and one lodge is located at Atkins Loop, which – local historians say – holds the footsteps of the original residential area of Lake Junaluska; all were built between 1913 and 1917. The tour also includes Weatherby Park, just across from Atkins Loop, which has been refurbished with new greenery and benches by the Junaluska Woman’s Club, and a new picnic table by the descendants of C.E. Weatherby, who built the first house at Atkins Loop. The Junaluska Woman’s Club first dedicated the park to Weatherby in 1923. Some of his descendants will be on hand for the park’s rededication in honor of the Lake’s Centennial.  The homes on the tour are: 334 Atkins Loop (Weatherby’s home), 232 Atkins Loop, 158 Atkins Loop, 120 Atkins Loop and 49 Atkins Loop, Providence Lodge. Current owners of the homes and lodge will be on hand during the tours to provide historical facts. Visitors may walk the loop or ride in a van. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased at the Bethea Welcome Center or at 334 Atkins Loop.