George H. Slappey House, 1850s, Marshallville

One of Marshallville’s most imposing structures, this home, like so many others of its era, began on a much smaller scale. Originally a four-room frame house, it was built by E. S. Crocker, likely in the mid-1850s. George Hiley Slappey purchased it about 1860 and used slave labor to expand it to its present appearance. It was included in the Historic American Buildings Survey in the 1930s, confirming its architectural significance. It was later owned by the Camp family. Debbie Dunning Liipfert notes that it’s been known as the Camp-Liipfert House since 1980… Wonderful home and happily raised our children and welcome family. It’s also been referred to as the Camp-Slappey House. The image below, in the public domain, dates to the mid-1930s. HABS GA-174. Courtesy Library of Congress.

Slappey House, Marshallville, Macon County, GA Photos from Survey HABS GA-147 public domain courtesy library of congress

West Main Street Residential District, National Register of Historic Places

11 thoughts on “George H. Slappey House, 1850s, Marshallville

  1. William Nestor

    I have a postcard that is a photo of this house that is from 1917 (I think) based on the postmark. The house is identified as the residence of Mrs. J. U. Slappey. The postcard was mailed to my great aunt at University of Georgia in Athens by George H. Slappey. It is obviously from the time when he was courting her as they were later married. I remember visiting them in Atlanta around 1970. As was mentioned earlier, it is good to see it in such fine shape.

  2. Kilby Hanna

    The upkeep on these homes must be tremendous. It’s nice to see one in in such beautiful shape.

  3. James Liipfert

    This home is where my 3 sisters and I grew up; it is an amazing house, and my parents do a great job with it! Thank you so much for featuring it. Have a great day.

  4. vanne hanisch-godoy

    I thought it was a plantation. The country was built by slave labour. It must have looked grand in its day.

    1. Janice

      My relatives that were slaves must have worked in this plantation. They took their master’s last name of Slappy. I’m visiting from New York and would love to drive by and visit if possible to share with my students in Sleepy Hollow, NY during Black History Month.

      1. Brian Brown Post author

        Janice, I’d love to know any stories about your ancestors. The stories of slaves are so hard to come by, and I always try to add them to the stories of the houses and plantations when I can. Thank you.

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