Category Archives: Madison GA

Dovecote House, Circa 1830, Madison

This home was built in the transitional Federal style by Isaac Walker for his daughter Cornelia and her husband Thomas Jefferson Burney circa 1830 and remodeled to its present Victorian appearance by Martin Richter circa 1895. The house supposedly survived a devastating fire in Madison in 1869 by being covered with wet blankets. It derives its name from a dovecote in the yard.

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Foster-Thomason-Miller House, 1883, Madison

This stunning relic of the Aesthetic Movement has long been a favorite of photographers and visitors to Madison. After years of neglect and an uncertain future, this endangered property has a new owner and a bright future, with restoration in its future.

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Foster-Thurmond House, Circa 1845, Madison

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Jessup-Atkinson House, Circa 1820, Madison

This house was built circa 1820 and and has been remodeled and expanded over the years. It’s sometimes referred to as “Luhurst” for former owner Lula Hurst Atkinson. As a teenager in the 1880s, Lula Hurst traveled around the country performing illusions of strength and levitation under the name “Lulu Hurst, The Georgia Wonder”. After working only two years she gave up performing and married her manager, Paul Atkinson, who once owned the Atlanta Cyclorama. They moved to Madison and Lula lived in this house until her death in 1949.

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Bell-Arnold House, Circa 1840, Madison

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Pyramidal Cottage, Circa 1900, Madison

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Knight House, Circa 1848, Madison

Also known as the Knight-Jarvis-Senft House, for some of the 11 owners who have called it home, this Madison landmark was built by Dr. Gazaway B. Knight, who commanded the locally organized Panola Guards during the Civil War. Dr. Knight’s wife, Isabell, was the daughter of U. S. Senator Joshua Hill. After a fire in 1915, the house, originally a 2-story Colonial, was redesigned to its present appearance. Many original features survived the fire and the house is an outstanding example of the blending of historical and modern amenities.

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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John Hudson Hunter House, 1883, Madison

Known as the “Gingerbread House” for the elaborate spindle-work on its porch, this eclectic Madison favorite was built by John Hudson Hunter.

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Kolb-Foster House, 1839, Madison

Historic Madison GA Italianate House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

I’ve seen numerous dates for this house, so I can’t confirm 1839.

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Winter House, 1896, Madison

Historic Madison GA Historic House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Madison Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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