Coker-Burns House Preservation Celebration

Chapel Hill, NC
Sunday June 9
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join Preservation North Carolina for a 
Preservation Celebration at the Coker-Burns House

Hosted by Susan and Richard Allison

609 North Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Parking instructions will be emailed to attendees.

Garden Party and House Tour with Performance by Singer/Songwriter Whit Grumhaus

Light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine

Meet and greet PNC’s new President and CEO, Benjamin Briggs

 The magnificent William C. Coker House and Gardens was built in 1908 for botanist William Coker.
The home’s Prairie Style architecture blends with the natural landscape. Coker’s 2.8 acre estate is a short walk from the UNC campus he helped design, and reflects the plantings seen in the famed Coker Arboretum.

In the 1980s, the late Mary Jane Burns and Dr. Woodrow Burns restored the house to Coker’s
original design using photos from the UNC special collections; the gardens were restored
and documented by Chip Calloway in the 1990s.

In 2019, Woodrow and Catharine Burns permanently protected their beloved home with a detailed preservation easement held by Preservation North Carolina. In 2021, Susan and Richard Allison undertook an extensive restoration of the home and gardens.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY JUNE 1

$50 per person
Tickets include 1-year PNC membership for new supporters.
Proceeds from this event will support Preservation North Carolina’s statewide preservation work.

Questions? Contact Mary Frances Wilson at mfwilson@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 ext. 224.


Thank you to all of our Sponsors to date!
Add your name to the list at the registration link above!

LEAD BUSINESS SPONSOR
PREMIER BUSINESS SPONSOR
GOLD BUSINESS SPONSOR
SILVER BUSINESS SPONSOR
CORNERSTONE CLUB
Thomas S. Kenan III, Chapel Hill
BENEFACTOR
Woodrow and Catharine Burns, Pittsboro
SPONSORS
Darri and Owen Gwyn, Chapel Hill Wyndham Robertson, Chapel Hill Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink, Raleigh
FRIENDS
Dr. Katherine Bick, Chapel Hill Edward and Nancy Clement, Salisbury Larken Egleston, Charlotte
Gate City Preservation, Greensboro Gunter and Kathleen Glass, Graham Matthew Hobbs and
Katherine O’Brien, Raleigh
Leland Little Auctions, Hillsborough Leon Meyers, Hillsborough Olive Architecture, Raleigh
Russ Stephenson and Ellen Longino, Raleigh

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