Historic Home Tour in Roswell, Georgia:
We haven’t gone on an historic home tour in a while. Come check out these homes in Roswell, Georgia. You’ll notice, it was still wintertime when I took these pics.
I zoomed in for a little closer view…
Enjoy the tour…I’ll pop in here and there. 🙂
You’ll notice a lot of the historic homes in Roswell are being used for businesses…
There sure are a lot of white houses in Roswell, aren’t there? I just noticed that as I created this post. 🙂
Some are being used as event centers…
This is Bulloch Hall…their website says, “Bulloch Hall was built in the Greek Revival style in 1839 by Major James Stephens Bulloch, one of Roswell’s first settlers. It was here on December 22, 1853, the Bullochs’ daughter, Mittie married Theodore Roosevelt Sr. The couple became the parents of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States.”
I toured this home a couple of years ago. The tour guide told us that it is said to have a ghost. 🙂 One of the neatest parts of the tour was when they allowed us to see the attic and it’s HUGE…like the size of 4-5 rooms in most folks homes. It’s being used for storage, but it was amazing to see. You could walk around in it…the ceilings were really high.
This house is a private residence…
There are so many business in the historic homes around it, they have a sign out front that tells passerbys that it’s a private residence.
I thought the mirror on the porch was kind of interesting…
This is Barrington Hall…it’s open for tours each day. I was able to go inside when I purchased a tour package called, The Southern Trilogy. It included Bulloch Hall and the Smith Plantation.
Their website says, “Aristocrats from the Georgia sea coast, seeking a healthier climate, selected the site of Roswell, and here, on the bluffs over looking the creeks of the Chattahoochee River, they built their plantation homes in the early-19th century. Barrington King, co-founder of Roswell, selected the highest point in Roswell for his home, Barrington Hall. It was built in the Greek Revival style of architecture and was completed in 1842. The home remained in the hands of the Barrington King Family until 2002.”
You can read more about Barrington Hall at their website…just click on their name.
They have a nice boxwood garden on this side of the house…it’s beautiful in the summertime.
Hope you enjoyed this little historic home tour in Roswell, GA.