Sandersville, Georgia (Washington County) – Such an interesting house! This beautiful Victorian home was designed by noted architect Charles E. Choate. Author Rachel Paris grew up in this house. She later wrote “Silk Stocking Street”, her recollection of growing up in Sandersville.
The Paris-Veal House was built for Henry and Pauline Hermann Paris in 1896. Located on North Harris Street, it was considered a very prosperous area. The street became known as “Silk Stocking Street” because the residents were so rich, they could afford to wear silk stockings on Sundays! Rachel Paris was raised in this house, and later attended the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens. She moved to Macon for a while, and then to Atlanta. She wrote “Silk Stocking Street” in 1970.
Sandersville has really interesting history, and I’ve returned here several times since my first visit a couple of years ago. There are a lot of great old homes, and a couple of museums to check out. The Washington County Historical Society has great information on local sites to see. The Paris-Veal House is hidden by large old magnolias in the front.
The Paris-Veal House is currently for sale, all the details are available here. I love the windows and woodwork in here!
The house even has a pool, and I love the Victorian style pool house!
Really interesting house inside and out!
If you’d like to see several beautiful old homes in the area, here are a couple of posts I’ve written:
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