SAVE THE DATE
Our VHPS GOLF OUTING is going to be held on May 1, 2017 at Bridgemill Golf Course with the 2017 Pairings Party on April 23 at SOHO Vinings. We are also looking for donations and sponsorships.Learn More...
Plan Your Special Day
Add to the history of the Pace House and Old Pavilion. Both buildings are connected to a spacious open deck area and feature a versatile reception area, making it the perfect venue for your special event.Read More
Preserve Our History
Help us preserve the historic spirit and structures of Vinings, educate the public about local history, engage in community preservation activities, and forge long-lasting relationships with the local residents and stakeholders.Read More
It Was A Perfect Setting
Wrapped in nineteenth century charm in the delightful village of Vinings, with its two historic gems, The Pace House and The Old Pavilion, provide the perfect setting for today’s bride and groom.Read More...
The Yarbrough House
The Yarbrough House was built in 1880 by Samuel Yarbrough for his wife Ella Pace Yarbrough, granddaughter of Hardy Pace, the town's founder. The house remained in the Pace family for more than a century. In the early 20th century, the Yarbrough House served as a teahouse for the upper-crust ladies of Vinings society. By the late 1970s Pace heiress and VHPS predecessor Ruth Carter Vanneman purchased the house and leased it for use as a restaurant—the famous Old Vinings Inn.
When Vanneman died in 1993, the restaurant moved across the street and the fate of the building became uncertain. But Piedmont Hospital, which operates a clinic next door to the Yarbrough house, was able to purchase the building through a foundation after which they generously donated it to the newly organized VHPS. The VHPS has undertaken the mission of restoring the building to its original historical floor plan and outfitting it with original 1880s period furniture. Donations for upkeep and further furniture acquisitions are encouraged and gratefully accepted.