Tag Archives: North Georgia Greek Revival Architecture

William J. Clark House, Circa 1856, Elberton

William J. Clark was a merchant and one of the leading citizens of Elbert County when he built this home, which may have originated as a Plantation Plain with Greek Revival elements added later. Clark was killed in the Civil War. Thanks to Anna King O’Neal for the identification.

Elberton Residential Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Presbyterian Church, Circa 1858, Jefferson

Built just before the Civil War, the Presbyterian Church is the oldest church building in Jefferson. It originally featured a steeple which was lost to a storm in 1943. The Presbyterians shared the church with the Baptists until they built their first permanent home in 1887. A former private residence adjacent to the church now serves as the congregational office.

Jefferson Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Twitty-Bruce House, Circa 1860, Jefferson

Often cited as one of Jefferson’s finest Greek Revival houses, I believe this originated as a Plantation Plain and was later modified. Either way, it’s a great house and a Jefferson landmark. It’s presently home to a beauty salon.

Jefferson Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Slade Hall, Circa 1853, Eatonton

As John Linley wrote in The Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area, “Greek Revival architecture seems to have reached a certain perfection in [this] house.” Originally thought to have been built circa 1836, research now indicates that construction took place between 1852-1854. It was built for Daniel & Elizabeth Trippe Slade. Slade came to Eatonton from Litchfield, Connecticut, around 1828 and after a brief teaching career operated a successful mercantile business for many years. The house was sold to a local judge, named Wingfield, around the turn of the last century and his family remained there until 1975.

Eatonton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Prichard-Moore-Goodrich House, Circa 1850, Griffin

I’m happy to report that restoration has begun on this landmark. It was built by Dr. William Prichard on land purchased from Robert Lanier, father of Sidney Lanier. There were several owners between 1872 and 1919 when it was purchased by Lucien P. Goodrich, grandson of Dr. Pritchard. Goodrich was a city and county attorney, city court judge, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Griffin Bar Association and served on the first Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. He died in 1954 and after a brief ownership by his daughter, the home passed from family hands. [Other names associated with the property have been Wadsworth and Jones].

National Register of Historic Places

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Mills House, Circa 1855, Griffin

Also known as the Lewis-Mills House, this grand Greek Revival was built for the Lewis family, who came to the South from Massachusetts. Mrs. Emily W. Lewis was living in the house with her granddaughter, Lavonia Hammond, during the Civil War. Lavonia recalled that the house served as a hospital for Confederate soldiers and hosted Alexander H. Stephens, Robert Toombs, and Benjamin Harvey Hill, all good friends of her father. In 1878, Lavonia married John B. Mills and they resided in the house with Lavonia’s grandmother. When Mrs. Lewis died in 1901, John Mills purchased the house from his wife’s siblings. When Lavonia Hammond Mills died in 1936, the house passed out of the family’s hands. It had numerous owners in subsequent years and was eventually subdivided into apartments. After falling into disrepair it was restored and is now the office of a law firm.

National Register of Historic Places

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North-Young-McCondichie House, Circa 1852, Newnan

Greenville Street-LaGrange Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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