Tag Archives: Georgia Houses

Queen Anne House, 1890, Flippen

Flippen is an historic community just northwest of McDonough. Several historic homes remain.

Turner House, 1916, McDonough

The Turner House is one of the architectural standouts of McDonough and is a beautifully maintained property. Were it not for the buttresses, I would consider it a Prairie Style house; I suppose it falls somewhere in the Renaissance Revival.

Lawrenceville Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Henry P. Copeland House, 1903, McDonough

Like many of the older houses in McDonough’s historic district, this Neoclassical Revival landmark is now used as a business office.

McDonough Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Queen Anne House, 1897, McDonough

McDonough Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

English Vernacular Revival Cottage, 1941, McDonough

McDonough Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Queen Anne Cottage, 1906, McDonough

McDonough Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Warren House, Circa 1859, Jonesboro

This simple Greek Revival home was built for Guy Lewis Warren, a founder of Jonesboro and agent of the Macon & Western Railroad. It served as a hospital and headquarters for the 52nd Illinois Regiment during the Battle of Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Ashley Oaks, 1879, Jonesboro

This home was built by Leander Carruth Hutchenson, who served for many years as sheriff of Clayton County, with over 1 million handmade bricks.

Jonesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Stately Oaks, Circa 1839, Jonesboro

This house, built by Whitmill Phillips Allen (6 November 1811-January 1868), was once the center of a plantation located four miles north of Jonesboro on the Atlanta Road. Allen sold the property to Robert McCord in 1858; McCord answered the call to Confederate service not long after settling onto the property. During the Battle of Jonesboro, Union soldiers set up camp on the grounds. The house survived the Civil War and when McCord returned home, he resumed operations of the farm, selling the property in 1879. My understanding is that the next owner was John Columbus Orr. It remained in the Orr family until Emily Orr Haynie transferred it to Historical Jonesboro, Inc. In 1972 the house was moved to its present location and is operated as a museum today. Georgia architect Edward Vason Jones was responsible for the restoration and noted of Stately Oaks: The house is a simple but well-proportioned country house done in the Greek Revival style. From the provincial quality of the details, it appears to have been built, as well as designed, by a capable but untrained carpenter-builder about the year 1840…The mass of the house is pleasing and the plan basically good, being typical of the majority of the rural Greek Revival houses throughout Georgia…

Some contend that the house was the inspiration for Tara in Gone with the Wind, though this can’t be proved since Margaret Mitchell didn’t confirm it [to my knowledge]. She would have known this house, however, and it is certainly of the type she would have drawn inspiration from when writing the book.

National Register of Historic Places

Almand-O’Kelley-Walker House, 1870, Conyers

This highly stylized Folk Victorian cottage was built for John Henry Almand (4 January 1846-29 July 1918) in the year of Rockdale County’s creation and the designation of Conyers as its county seat. John Henry Almand was the treasurer of the first county board of education, a county commissioner, and a founder of the Bank of Rockdale. His cousin, and the builder of the house, John Floyd Almand, lived here for several years, after John Henry Almand moved to another house “closer to town”. Thomas Dean O’ Kelley purchased the home in 1884, and his descendants, the Walkers, lived here until 1992.

National Register of Historic Places