Recently, a friend and I went on a Christmas historic home tour in Marietta, Georgia. Included in the tour was the beautiful Whitlock Inn. This Victorian home was built in 1900. A brief history found online states, “One hundred and ten years ago, the M.G. Whitlock House, the famous 150 room Marietta resort, burned to the ground. Before the Civil War, it was a popular showplace for tourists taking the train from the hot coastal towns, like Savannah, to the cooler foothills of Georgia. The resort occupied nearly the whole block of Whitlock Avenue where now stands The Whitlock Inn, a private residence and the Trust Company Bank.”
“In 1900, part of the land was purchased by Herbert C. Dobbs and his wife Annie. Here is where they built this Victorian Mansion, home for their family of eight. In 1910, the home was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Kemper Smith, who, after several years of residence sold the home to the Dosser family. The much loved Dossers were active in the First Methodist Church, which is now located directly across Whitlock Avenue. Mrs. Dosser is remembered as a favorite piano teacher and the giver of elaborately decorated Christmas parties.” (Brief history found here.)
Today the home is a Bed and Breakfast owned by Nancy and Sandy Edwards who graciously open it to the public for tours. Come along and take a peek inside this beautiful old home. (The following pictures were taken by me the day of the home tour, except for the photo of the dining room and back yard, which I found online at the Whitlock Inn site.)
The parlor: Love the fireplace and the gorgeous wallpaper!
Staircase leading up…
Love the wallpaper in this room…
This was my favorite bedroom…
Love the beds.
Going back downstairs…note the little flashes on the wall. Those weren’t visible when I took the photo. Is it a ghost or light coming in through the leaded glass windows? I prefer to think it’s a ghost. Every historic home needs at least one resident ghost.
Looking down to the entry…
The back yard where many a wedding has taken place.
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Hope you enjoyed this peek into the historic Whitlock Inn. I hope to be back later today with a movie home tour for the holidays.