Little House Louisville Georgia
Little House in Louisville – diamond in the rough!

Louisville, GA – Jefferson County – On a recent drive, I had the opportunity to stop and admire Little House, built in 1876.  This Carpenter Gothic beauty is a huge house, about 4,500 sq ft.  This fixer upper is for sale for $15K!  I wanted to find out more about this home and have some interior photos to share.

James Cain Little built this house around 1876 at a cost of $4,000.  This house shows how prosperous the Little family had become with a mercantile business in town, and J.C. served as the first President of the Louisville & Wadley Railroad in the 1870s.

Historic Photo of Little Family on front porch (thanks to my friends at Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation)
Huge windows on the front porch

Entering the house, you get a sense of how grand it once was – the ceilings are 15 ft, the curved staircase, and etched glass in the transoms….it all shows just what a showplace this home was when built.

Center Hall (all interior photos courtesy of The Ga Trust for Historic Preservation)

The house remained in the Little family until the 1920s.

Etched glass on transom
Center Hallway
Historic Photo of Little House

Little House is also known as McDaniel House 

Staircase detail

The house was eventually purchased by the McDaniel family in the 1930s.  At one point the house was owned by 3 sisters.  The right porch was enclosed to become a beauty salon – a primary source of income.

Right porch enclosed – became a beauty salon

During the 1950s, the downstairs rooms were rented out – again, bringing in income.  Ceilings were lowered at some point.

Fireplace detail

After the drop ceilings were removed, some of the fine original details were visible once again – check out this ceiling medallion.

Ceilings medallion
Kitchen – love that sink!

The house is definitely a diamond in the rough – and needs a lot of work – but even in its current state, you get a sense of what a fine home this was when built.

Dormer window details


Diamond in the rough

As mentioned, this house is currently for sale for $15,000.  It’s being marketed through The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.  You can click on the link here to see more photos of this amazing property.

Thanks so much for taking a tour of the Little House – imagine how beautiful it will be when restored!



2 Replies to “Little House, 1876 – Louisville”

  1. Hi

    I am intrigued! May I have the plot size and plan. Can you please provide me more information about the location?

    Best, Antony

    1. Hi Antony – it really is an amazing home! It’s for sale through The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, there’s a link near end of the article to them – they can provide all the details on this home. Thanks!

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