Historic Home Tour in Roswell, Georgia

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.

This house (Mimosa Hall) has always intrigued me…it’s very hidden and these shots taken in the winter are as much as you ever get to see from the road…

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.




Comments

  1. Always Nesting says:

    Roswell is a bit far from Oregon to go shopping however, the tour of homes is lovely. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  2. Sunshine's Design says:

    Those homes are just beautiful! I have such a love for older homes! Those were great to see!

  3. Lori E says:

    So many great character homes. I can only dream about living in one. I love to looky-loo at them even from a distance and would love to see their gardens in the summer.

  4. Lori E says:

    So many great character homes. I can only dream about living in one. I love to looky-loo at them even from a distance and would love to see their gardens in the summer.

  5. Low Tide High Style says:

    Susan, I love it when you take us on one of your wonderful home tours! These are all beautiful houses and it would be wonderful to have a business in one of these old historic homes!

    Kat :)

  6. The lovely and gracious tour guide deserves a huge gratuity … don't you think?

  7. So many beautiful homes. Thanks for taking us on the tour.
    How I would LOVE to be close enuf to go to the Classy Flea.
    Ya'll have fun now….
    xo bj

  8. My father's family owned a farm in Roswell (pre-Civil War). Family history tells the tale of a raid during Grant's march through Atlanta. A Masonic flag was found in the home and the commander of the raid made the soldiers return everything they had taken…animals, food, silver, etc. The commander was a Mason, too. He placed a guard in front of the farm gate for the duration of the march… Interesting story!

    Jane (artfully graced)

  9. Kristi says:

    Thank you for sharing! These are beautiful. I live in Greenville, SC and there are some stunning historical houses in the downtown area. Most of them are law offices which always makes me a little sad. It seems like such a waste of a beautiful house to have it turned into a business.

  10. Thanks for the tour! I love seeing examples of houses from GA.

  11. Lara Harris says:

    Oh how I love historical homes! Thanks for sharing! It's my dream to one day own such a home :)

  12. Linda G. says:

    Hi Susan, Happy May Day! I really love going on historic home tours with you. The South is so full of those gorgeous plantation homes. Have fun tonight–wish I could be there. Linda

  13. Andi's English Attic says:

    If 'they' had invented the human fax machine already, I would be there tonight, believe me.
    Have a great time. xx

  14. Sailing Simply says:

    Thank you for the tour, I love looking at Historic homes. The house w/the mirror on the porch also had a private residence sign in the yard too. Must be in a heavily touristy or business area?
    This was fun!

  15. I Love Pretty Little Things says:

    I wold love to go that tour! If I am ever in Roswell I want to do that. Georgia is such a beautiful state. This post makes me want to go and visit again.
    Joyce

  16. Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says:

    I think I need to move :)

  17. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says:

    So many beautiful homes, but I LOVE the Dolvin house. Gorgeous. Have fun tonight. Hugs, Marty

  18. benchwarmer says:

    what a wonderful tour. i don't live to far from roswell so i'll definately be checking that out next time we visit ga. thanks and i enjoyed it bunches!

  19. Tales From My Empty Nest says:

    I was just in Atlanta last weekend. Wish I could come back tonight for the tour of the Classy Flea. Have fun!! Love & blessings from NC!

  20. Ingrid DeVilliers says:

    Oh my goodness…what beautiful homes! I thoroughly enjoyed this tour…thanks for sharing!

  21. Ingrid DeVilliers says:

    Oh my goodness…what beautiful homes! I thoroughly enjoyed this tour…thanks for sharing!

  22. Thanks for the tour of these lovely homes! How I wish I was close enough to join you tonight at A Classy Flea!!!! Have a SUPER fun time! Can't wait to hear all about it!!! XO, Pinky

  23. Mom on the Run says:

    My SIL and I just got back from shopping at the Classy Flea…you will have a good time since it looks like all the booths are full…maybe extra treasures for the special night!

  24. Kathleen says:

    Yes, I was thinking the same..so many white homes! Beautiful..
    Now if you come to L.I. I can take you to Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay..TR's summer home while Pres.
    I have been there 30 times on class trips..so it feels like ..well..home! LOL

  25. Le Chateau des fleurs says:

    Oh i wish i lived in Georgia! So pretty! And fun!
    I have a give away on my blog and wanted to make sure you don't miss it. I will not link my party on any other party.
    XOXO
    Frenchy

  26. Lovely homes! Thanks for the tour!

  27. Susan,
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a note. I had the best time and met so many new bloggers and blog readers. What a wonderful event. Thank you so much for organizing the event. I'm going to stop by the CF blog to thank them as well. It was so nice of the CF to make the event so special for all of us.

  28. Thanks for taking us along, Susan. Hope all of you had a terrific time tonight at the Classy Flea. I sure wish I could have joined in the fun. Will look forward to posting of photos of this event!

  29. mishebe says:

    great tour!

  30. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! says:

    Hi Susan,
    I recently added a Link Party Directory to my blog site, Tools Are For Women Too!, listing just over 100 link parties. I made sure that Between Naps On The Porch was included. Here is the link http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/p/link-parties.html Please take a look at it when you have time and link back to me somehow ,if possible. Thank you. Rory

  31. Miss Merry says:

    What a wonderful to spend an afternoon (or more) walking the brick sidewalks and gazing at these wonderful homes. They are breathtaking and I bet even more beautiful in the spring.

    Thank you so much for taking us on the tour!

  32. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says:

    I lived in Atlanta for many years and I always love the historic Roswell area. Thanks for the tour.

  33. Susan, thank you so much for the tour of historic homes in Roswell! I only wish I could come along to the shopping at The Classy Flea! It's so fun to read about places that are near to my relatives! Hopefully, I'll get Down South again sometime soon! Maybe you and I could shop together, then! :)

  34. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    I love Southern homes…the porches are always so impressive. This was a fun tour…thanks for taking me along!

  35. auctionsprings says:

    I have a hand drawn and signed picture in pencil by an artist named Edith Harrison from 1934 of Mimosa Hall that I’ve just listed on Ebay under the username auctionsprings, thought I would post this here to let interested parties know that it’s out there. Original and beautiful, can be seen now, july 1, 2012 and auction will last for 5 days.

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