Tag Archives: North Georgia Architecture
Known today as the Sanford-Wade Heritage House, this is now a museum. It was the residence of local legend Evelyn (Shepard) Sanford Wade, who was a pioneer woman in the field of radio operation, and one of the first women mayors in Georgia. After the death of her first husband, Dr. Sanford, she married Levi Wade and also had a 40-year career in education, serving as a teacher and principal.
Designed by the Atlanta architectural firm of Bruce & Morgan, Haralson County’s historic Queen Anne courthouse is a sight to behold and a wonderful anchor for this small downtown. Though a more modern courthouse was built in 1972, this structure still serves the public as a library.
I’d like to thank Donnie Boswell for his hospitality during my brief visit and for sharing some of the history of Buchanan. He serves as the Main Street Affiliate Representative for Buchanan and is very enthusiastic about his community. He also let me know that the town name is pronounced buck-hanon not bew-canon.
National Register of Historic Places
Built by pioneer Abraham Ragan in the Plantation Plain style, this house originally sat on the adjacent hill before being rolled to its present location in 1910 to accommodate the construction of Roswell J. Atkinson’s ‘The Terrace’. During the Civil War, it was open to wounded soldiers, serving as an impromptu convalescent hospital. The Ragans sold the home to Henry Harris. I’m unsure when the columns were added, but it was likely at the time of the move.