Marietta – A Few Favorite Homes


Marietta, GA – Cobb County – It’s hard to just pick a few favorite old homes in Marietta, there are so many great ones there!  The more I walked around the area, I kept finding more and more old homes.  In the last post, I shared a tour of the 1840s Root House, operated by Cobb Landmarks as a house museum.  Here are a few other homes I love in Marietta:

Tower Oaks

This is “Tower Oaks”, built circa 1882. Talk about curb appeal!  This is home to some of the founding members of Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society, who are both in their 90s now.  This is the only Marietta home that can be called “Italian Villa” style, which was popular at the time.  Interestingly, there was a fire in this house in 1911, and when it was remodeled there was a door leading to nowhere in the dining room!

Howell-Sessions House

This beauty is the circa 1851 Howell-Sessions House.  These are said to be the largest columns on a residence in the state of Georgia, they are massive.  This is one huge home.  It actually served as a girls school a time, and later as the first public grammar school.  The granite on the front steps and porch floor is said to be quarried from Stone Mountain.

Trammell-Shaw House

Above is the 1893 Trammell-Shaw House.  I just love the picket fence…and that porch!!!


Now this is one big house with the Corinthian columns!  It’s the 1905 Robert McNeel house.  This house was deisgned by architect James Golucke, who designed many county courthouses around Georgia, including DeKalb, Coweta, and Henry counties.  I visited the turn of the century courthouse in my visit to Newnan earlier this year.


This yellow house caught my eye as I was walking around Marietta.  It was built in either 1879 or 1884, with a major addition in 1900.  I would love to hang out on this great front porch!


The 1905 Jones-Pace-Schupp house was a particular favorite of mine.  I can almost forgive all the pollen in the air when I see so many great blooms!

Marietta 3

The variety of houses around Marietta made it so much fun to photograph.  The house above is the 1884 Starr-McClure house.


And the front porch here immediately caught my attention!  Love a wraparound porch.  This is the 1895 Wiggins-Morris House.

Trammell House

The  circa 1887Trammell House above, was just on tour during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Spring Ramble.  Beautiful place!

Thanks so much for checking out a few of my favorite houses in Marietta.  I sure do appreciate it!






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