Milledgeville – Beautiful Old Homes – Part 2

Milledgeville – Baldwin County – Last week we saw many  Milledgeville Beautiful Old Homes.  Now let’s look at several more interesting homes around town.

First up, the Roberts-Myrick-Jones House, built in 1890 for Judge Rufus Roberts.  This home now operates as a B&B.

Built in 1890, now operating as The Antebellum Inn

The Cedars below was built around 1822.  It has been moved from it’s original location a few streets away –  the home had a circular drive lined with cedars, and thus the name.  It’s now a sorority house.

The Cedars, now a sorority house.

I love finding old photos of homes, and this late 1930s photo of the house shows some different landscaping from that time.

1930s photo, from Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress

While there are a lot of antebellum homes, I found several Victorian homes that caught my eye.  This brick Victorian is from 1879, and is now a law office.

1879 Thomas McCobs House – lived in by original family for many decades

The 1898 home below is said to have originally been painted yellow.  This imposing home is now home to a fraternity, and seeing some progress they have made restoring this beauty is encouraging!

Bell-Martin-Kidd House, Built 1898

The 1894 house below has a really long name – and the porch, the windows, the turret – it all caught my eye.  Looks very much like “home” to me.

Farley-Sessions-Lawrence-Harrington-Sheppard House

The mansion below is one of the grandest and imposing in town with columns surrounding 3 sides of the house.  I like this angle as it shows the “haint blue” on the porch ceiling.

General W.A. Sanford House, circa 1825

I took this photo below about 3 years ago when touring the Old Governor’s mansion – this gives you an idea of the scale of this home.

General W.A. Sanford House, late 2013.

The house below is named “Buena Vista”, and was built around 1893.  I’d love to go inside this one and check it out!

Pound-Flemister-Alton House, circa 1893

I put my notes on the house below in a really secure place – so secure, I can’t find them!  You can tell it’s an older Milledgeville house, love the double porches and picket fence.

Designed to blend in with the historic architecture

Just outside of downtown is one of my favorites, Rose Hill – built in 1852 to replace a home that burned on this site.  It was renamed “Lockerly Hall” by owners in the 1920s, and now operates as Lockerly Arboretum.  Really interesting place to tour the grounds, and there’s a self-guided tour of the house.

Rose Hill, 1852

That wraps up our visit to Milledgeville for now – so many great places to check out in Milledgeville, I can’t wait to visit again real soon!  Thanks so much for reading the blog, I appreciate it!

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