Tag Archives: North Georgia Architecture

Thomas P. Arnold House, 1906, Palmetto

This Eclectic house, designed by the Atlanta firm of Butt & Morris, features elements of the Classical Revival and Craftsman styles. It was the home of Palmetto mayor Thomas P. Arnold, and upon his death his son, Thomas P. Arnold, Jr., who also served as mayor of Palmetto.

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Flovilla United Methodist Church, 1884

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Indian Spring Hotel, 1823, Butts County

The first section of the Indian Spring Hotel was built as an inn by William McIntosh, who operated it with his cousin Joel Bailey. McIntosh, a half-Scot half-Native American and the cousin of Governor George M. Troup, was Chief of the Coweta band of Creek Indians; he was also the owner of over 70 slaves. The two-story addition which gave the hotel its present appearance was completed in 1825, the year McIntosh signed the Treaty of Indian Springs, ceding much of the historically Creek lands to white settlers. His role in this treaty, viewed unfavorably by a majority of Creeks, lead to McIntosh’s subsequent execution. The addition included a tavern known as the Treaty Room and a large ballroom. Significantly, the McIntosh Inn is  the only known antebellum mineral springs hotel still standing in Georgia. Mineral springs resorts were as popular in Georgia in the 19th century as coastal resorts are in the modern era. In 1850, the property was purchased by the Varner family, who owned and operated it as the Varner House, a nationally famous resort. The Varner descendants sold it to J. H. Elliot in 1953. Today, the Indian Spring Hotel/Museum is open on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

National Register of Historic Places

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Jackson Presbyterian Church, Butts County

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Baptist Church, Jackson

By the architecture, I would guess that this was a Baptist church, as I’ve seen numerous examples of this style related to the denomination, but I’m unsure at this time. The church is abandoned and for sale.

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Jackson United Methodist Church, 1924, Butts County

Tracing its origins to around 1818 and first meeting in a log cabin, Jackson United Methodist Church has served the community for nearly 200 years. The present lot was purchased in 1845 and has been home to three church structures.

A couple of very nice young ladies were running the church pumpkin sale the day I was in town.

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Eclectic Craftsman House, Jackson

Though not nearly as “high style” as the Buttrill House, this one seems to have been inspired by its architecture.

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