Athens, Georgia – Clarke County – As UGA starts Fall Semester, thought we would take a look at the President’s House, built in 1857. The house was privately owned until 1949, with some famous owners in its history. It’s considered the most elaborate antebellum home in town. Continue reading “University of Georgia – President’s House”
Thomson, Ga – McDuffie County – This mansion dates back to about 1864, with major renovations made around 1900 by Thomas E. Watson. The house and grounds are so special, and open to the public for tours! I was eager to learn more about the house and families that have lived here.
Athens, GA – Clarke County- This Greek Revival mansion located on Prince Avenue has an interesting story of prominent families over the years. For simplicity, we are calling it Upon House (instead of Franklin-Gazaway-Long-Upson House). It was even turned into a bank – read through the history of this home and see some old interior photographs.
Washington, GA – Wilkes County – I had an opportunity to visit Washington Presbyterian Church yesterday as part of a Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Expedition, a great tour of 20 different sites in the area. The church actually dates prior to 1790 and has an interesting history – and it’s the oldest non-residential building in town.
Athens, GA – Clarke County – This antebellum beauty served as home to Joseph Henry Lumpkin, the first Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. Over the years it’s been expanded, changed the street it faces, and moved several hundred feet.