DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN RESIDENTS TO CHAIR HERITAGE FOUNDATION’S HISTORIC HOME TOUR
37th Annual Town & Country Tour of Homes Returns to Williamson County June 2-3
FRANKLIN – The first residents to commit to the Brownstones’ community in Downtown Franklin have quickly become passionate preservationists. Now, Gregory Flittner and Nancy Smith have been named chairs of the 2012 Town & Country Tour of Homes, to be held Saturday, June 2 and Sunday June 3.
Greg’s career took the family to Cincinnati, New York City, Chicago and Louisville before they settled in Brentwood in 1995. Before long, their three daughters were attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and the empty nest syndrome presented itself. Their goal was to live somewhere where they could easily walk to work, eat and play, and in 2005 they were the first to commit to the Brownstones at First and Church. They say that moving to historic Franklin provided a long overdue sense of home and community, and they’ve both jumped in with both feet – Greg has been actively involved with the Downtown Neighborhood Association currently serving as vice president, and Nancy is president of the Brownstones Homeowners Association Board.
“Chairing the 2012 tour of homes is an honor and joy, and it promises to be a fresh and exciting take on the tour’s deep rooted tradition,” Nancy Smith said. “The generous sponsors, fabulous homeowners, numerous volunteers, amazing Heritage Foundation staff, and of course, the tour guests make this a truly rewarding community experience.”
Greg and Nancy both call Evansville, Ind., home. Greg graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business and spent 23 years in healthcare with General Electric. Today, he serves as vice president of development for CDI, with an office overlooking Main Street in downtown Franklin. Nancy studied at IU in Bloomington as well, but didn’t meet Greg until they were both working professionals. They married in 1982.
This year’s Tour of Homes is a 37th annual event, and will feature eight historic Williamson County properties.
Founded in 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving historic resources in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee. For more information or to purchase tickets for the 37th Annual Tour of Homes, visit www.historicfranklin.com or call (615) 591-8500, Ext. 18.