Newnan – A Few Favorite Homes

Newnan, GA – Coweta County – Newnan is known as the “city of homes”, and I recently had an opportunity to explore the historic districts in Newnan.  Wow – what a great variety of historic homes around town!  I started out the visit at the Visitors Center, which is in the restored 1904 courthouse on the square.  If you are around there, take the tour of the courthouse, really interesting!

Coweta County Historic Courthouse

 

View from the gallery in the courtroom – lots of faux graining done on the wood throughout the courthouse, keeping costs down using pine in a lot of the construction.

Courtroom

I got a couple of good self-guided tour pamphlets, and suggestions on streets I should go and check out.  The great thing about Newnan, you can walk to a lot of the different historic neighborhoods right from the square.  Right away, I wanted this house as soon as I saw it! It’s go so many interesting things going on!

Circa 1895 Temple AVe

Interestingly, the same architect who designed the courthouse also designed this circa 1895 house.  J.W. Golucke was the architect for quite a few courthouses around Georgia, including the historic DeKalb County Courthouse (Decatur), Meriwether County, and quite a few more.  It’s said that this home was sited so that the North Star is directly over the ridgepole of the front porch roof.

 

As soon as I saw Buena Vista, I was interested in this house.  Turns out this was built as a cottage in 1830, and this 2 story addition was added in 1852.  It was the home of Hugh Buchanan in the 1850s – he was both a U.S. Congressman and judge. I just wanted to go sit on the front porch a while, but suppose the owners wouldn’t appreciate that!

Buena Vista

Now these are some serious columns on this house!  Built in 1869 as a one story cottage, it was greatly expanded in 1894 and called “White Lodge”.  This is what’s considered Classic Revival architecture.

Circa 1869

Now this house below was one that caught my eye.  It was built in the 1870s as a “town house” of a local plantation owner. Now in case you were wondering why I took these pictures from nearly on the ground – I was just trying to avoid the power lines!

1870s

It was love at first sight when I saw this 1896 Queen Anne Victorian home.  This was a very grand home when built, but over the years it was divided into apartments.  Back in the 1970s it was converted back to a single family home.

Circa 1896

Now this grand home sure gets your attention – this is the Glover Trezevant home, built in 1923.

Glover Trezevant Home

This beauty was originally a much smaller house, built around 1850.  It was remodeled and expanded in a Victorian style in 1872.  Love that porch!

Circa 1850

Loved the look of this house below.  It was a doctor’s home and office at one time, and it was also a boarding house over the years.

Circa 1800s

Now this house below might look familiar – it was in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.  This was built as a farmhouse in 1835, and remodeled quite a few times over the years.  The columns and balcony were added around 1850.  This house has been recently remodeled to reflect the 1850s appearance, would love to go in there and check it out!

34 College

 

There are so many beautiful old homes in Newnan it was hard to pick a few to share.  Thanks so much for reading the blog, I appreciate it!  If you’re on Instagram, I post pics of homes frequently as oldgeorgiahomes, so feel free to check out HERE for more house photos.

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Georgia Carter Shapiro

    Hi Lane,
    Glad you enjoyed Newnan. It looks a lot different today than it did when we came here to restore a home in 1973. Our home at 34 College Street is the house from Fried Green Tomatoes as well as the one described in your history and not the house pictured. We were the interior of the Threadgoode House shown through much of the movie. The exterior was actually a house in Senoia..

    • Thanks so much the clarification, got my photos and notes mixed up and just edited the post. And now I want to go back and watch the movie! Thanks again for reaching out, appreciate it!

  2. Love the photo’s from the city I was raised in…..

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