Robert Alston House, Circa 1817, Sparta

Alston Wiley House Sparta GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Robert West Alston built this grand home around 1817. It was originally a simply vernacular form, facing Short Street, but was remodeled shortly before the Civil War by Captain Richard Bolling Baxter, with the present porch added to face Maiden Lane. J. H.  Burnet bought the house around 1830. Charles Whitehead and the Robert Wiley family have been some of the home’s other owners. It’s commonly known as the Alston-Wiley House.

Sparta Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under --HANCOCK COUNTY GA--, Sparta GA

One response to “Robert Alston House, Circa 1817, Sparta

  1. Tom Woodard

    Simple beauty!! Much to my taste!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s