Parker Place, Luthersville

Luthersville, GA – Meriwether County – This 1902 home, built by the Upshaw family is now known as Parker Place Events has quite a history!  This home has 18 stained glass windows and many exterior doors. It was built to house guests as a boarding house.  It’s rumored that the first car in Luthersville (and all of Meriwether County) belonged to the Upshaw family.

Built in 1902, Luthersville

In the 1960s, prior owners had the train depot moved to the property.  Today this beautiful venue operates as Parker Place Events.  Neat history of this beautiful home!

 

Great Cottages and Bungalows

Candler Park Bungalow
Candler Park Bungalow

As much as I enjoy looking at the big old houses around Georgia, the cottage and bungalow is another form of house I really like.  And I’m a sucker for a great front porch!  Be it a raised cottage, craftsman bungalows, etc – I love the variety!  Here are some that I particularly enjoyed over the last few months, and several photos I haven’t had a chance to publish before.  It’s hard to find one particular style that I like best, I can appreciate them all.

Great front porch on this Greenville bungalow
Great front porch on this Greenville bungalow

Now the Victorian Cottage – and the many varieties of it, are always favorites to see.

Victorian in Washington, GA
Victorian in Washington, GA

Another great one in Candler Park, check out that porch.  So much potential here.

Check out that porch!
Check out that porch!
Raised cottage style near Eatonton
Raised cottage style near Eatonton

Even famous cottages, like FDR’s Little White House at Warm Springs are a treat to see.  You can check out the previous post on this for a full tour of the property and grounds.

Little White House in Warm Springs
Little White House in Warm Springs

Circa 1840
Circa 1840 in Madison, GA

And of course summertime means beach time for many folks, and the beach cottage style is always a favorite!

Tybee Island
Tybee Island
This may be my favorite beach cottage ever...
This may be my favorite beach cottage ever…

The variety of old cottages and bungalows around Georgia is just amazing.

Now that's a serious front porch!
Now that’s a serious front porch!
Great Victorian Cottage in Madison
Great Victorian Cottage in Madison

One of the trends in the 1920s-1940s was to build much smaller homes than in the past.  The Tudor style cottage below isn’t large, but has some big curb appeal!

Tudor Cottage near Emory University
Tudor Cottage near Emory University

Hope you enjoyed taking a look at some different bungalows and cottages that I’ve seen around Georgia.  Thanks so much for checking out the site – I appreciate it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenville – Favorite Homes

Greenville, GA –  Had the chance to visit Greenville, GA this weekend. It’s the county seat of Meriwether County, about 55 miles southwest of Atlanta.  Greenville is a small town, with a population of about 950.  And quite a few  historic homes on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Warner-Hill-Clark House, pictured below is on the National Register.  This is actually 2 single story houses put together!  Originally built in 1836, another was added to the house to create the second story in 1869.  There’s a little bit of difference in the wood between the first and second floor, since they were originally two different houses.  Even better, it’s for sale and there are quite a few pictures of the interior you can see here.

Warner Hill Clark House

Not too far down the road is another one of my favorites, the Burwell O. Hill House with imposing columns below.  The story on this house – it was originally built in 1893 as a Victorian Style house.  This was towards the very end of the Victorian Era.  In 1909, there was a major renovation of the house to make the exterior of it look like the then-trendy Classic Revival style.  The inside remained Victorian.  Pretty cool, huh?

Burwell O Hill House

This blue house, it’s just fantastic!  Everything about it, what a great house!!  This could be called Gothic Revival or Victorian Gothic. I just call it fantastic!  I want to move into this today.

Greenville 1

Couldn’t get a good picture of the one below, but you can see it sure does look like it’s kin to the blue house above!

Greenville 5

With Greenville being pretty small, you can easily cover a lot of town on foot here.  And there were quite a few homes for sale here. Walking around you realize too how hilly this area of western Georgia is.  This 1910 home is way up a hill and it’s for sale!  There are some interior pictures you can see here.  Like the woodwork in the main hall and the stained glass windows.

Hilltop

I was pleased to find some great bungalows around town, this one just ended up my favorite.  The front porch – just love it.

Bungalow

Also really liked some of the details on this bungalow.  The porch! I enjoy big houses and columns, but also really enjoy the ease of a one story house.

Greenville Blue

Now this one has some great details and is sporting a great paint job. And that porch!  It too is listed for sale at $159K.

For Sale Greenville

Lots of the old south style homes here, this one has columns and an upstairs porch – unusual to see this. The rocking chairs look great here too!

2 story Porch

And here’s one last one I really liked in Greenville – and hey it’s for sale too!

Greenville 8

Naturally walking around made me hungry (OK, what doesn’t make me hungry? HA!).  The Court Square Café, right on the square has some really good food!  Their website can be found here.  The Pimento Cheeseburger was really good.

Thanks so much for touring some favorite homes in Greenville!  Appreciate you reading the blog!

 

FDR’s Little White House, Warm Springs

Little White House Front

Warm Springs, Georgia –  It’s like a 1945 time capsule to visit this house – everything’s been left just as it was when FDR passed away April 12, 1945.  FDR’s Little White House is located just outside of the Warm Springs Historic District in Meriwether County, and there’s a small museum you tour ahead of going inside the house.

The Little White House was built in 1932 – in the midst of the Great Depression.  I liked going through the museum ahead of the house, as you got a sense of the 1930s, rural electrification programs, etc.  Fun to see a typical 1930s kitchen in the museum!

1930s Kitchen

 

Having some photos of the era in the museum helped make things come to life, such as the car that was customized for FDR – check out the FDR1 license plate!

FDR Museum

Driving FDR1

The museum has a poignant reminder that this is where FDR passed away – the unfinished portrait he was sitting for on April 12, 1945.

Unfinished Portrait

The house is in an idyllic setting, where first you see the Secret Service Guard House, and the guest house and staff quarters – these are some small quarters!

Sentry Post

 

 

I was eager to check out the quarters – and believe me, they are tight when you get inside!

Little White House Guest House

Staff Quarters

The Little White House is one of those homes you walk in and immediately feel comfortable in – there’s a combination Living Room and Dining Room, couple of bedrooms and a small kitchen in the family area.  Think of the history here!  There’s even the Dictaphone that the President used, and fireside chats were recorded right here during the Great Depression and World War 2.

Little White House Living Room 2

 

Little White House Dining

Before visiting here, I thought it was going to be an extremely grand home inside – and while it’s not the grandest, everything just looks right in this setting.

Little White House Bedroom

President’s Desk – quite a change from what we see at the Oval Office!

Little White House President's Desk

Eleanor Roosevelt didn’t visit here much – but the children did, and there’s a guest room adjacent to the President’s bedroom.

Little White House Guest Bedroom

This is definitely a site that’s worth making the drive to go and visit!  Thanks so much for visiting this site with me – I appreciate it!