The Drummer’s Home, 1840, Sparta

The Eagle Tavern, built on this site in the late 1700s, was the scene of a grand ball for the Marquis de LaFayette in 1825. Burned in the late 1830s, it was replaced by the present structure, first known as the Edwards’ House, in 1840. It was renamed the Drummer’s Home in 1897 and was one of the most popular hotels in Georgia in its day. It was later renamed the LaFayette Hotel. It’s one of the most important antebellum stagecoach inns extant in Georgia and one of my personal favorites.

Sparta Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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