Tag Archives: Georgia Victorian Architecture

Atlanta and Hawkinsville Railroad Depot, 1888, Zebulon

The Atlanta and Hawkinsville Railroad was chartered in 1886 and, though it never reached Hawkinsville, built this depot along the way in 1888. The line was renamed the Atlanta and Florida Railway in 1893 and was sold to the Southern Railway in 1895.

In recent years, the depot was beautifully restored and is now home to the Lions Club and used for other functions, as well.

Queen Anne House, Athens

Folk Victorian Farmhouse, Maysville

I made this photo in 2017 but I believe the house may still be standing. Though located near town, I believe it was the center of small farm; a pecan orchard is adjacent to the dwelling.

Baron-York Building, Circa 1875, Clarkesville

Built circa 1875, this is one of two 19th-century commercial buildings surviving in downtown Clarkesville. It is named for V. C. Baron’s Feed & Seed and M. C. York’s dry goods store.

Clarkesville Downtown Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Burns-Sutton House, 1901, Clarkesville

This Eclectic/Folk Victorian home was built by local master carpenters Rusk and Cornelius Church for Dr. J. K. Burns. Upon Dr. Burns’s death in 1924, the house was inherited by his daughter, Pauline Sutton, wife of Superior Court judge and Clarkesville mayor I. H. Sutton. Later incarnations include a bed and breakfast and law office.

Washington-Jefferson Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Odd Fellows Hall, Augusta

This late Victorian storefront was home to the International Order of Odd Fellows and is one of several surviving 19th century commercial buildings on 8th Street.

Broad Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Patrick H. Rice House, 1890s, Augusta

This Queen Anne house, possibly from a Barber plan book, was built for Patrick H. Rice. A recent restoration has replaced unsightly brick porch posts with more accurate versions.

Greene Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Isaac Clarence Levy House, 1893, Augusta

This Queen Anne House was built for Isaac Clarence Levy (12 January 1850-23 September 1897), a prominent Jewish merchant in turn-of-the-century Augusta. Levy was also active in statewide military circles, reaching the rank of Colonel. It has been restored and is now an apartment house.

Greene Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Felker House, 1892, Dalton

This elegant Queen Anne home was built by Thomas Monroe “T.M.” Felker (30 October 1848-14 April 1901), a local businessman. Four generations of his family lived in the home, until the 1980s. It now serves a commercial purpose but retains its charm.

Thornton Avenue-Murray Hill Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Blackford-Gray House, 1883, Graysville

This Queen Anne home was built by Dr. William T. Blackford (1825-1904) in 1883. For many years, Dr. Blackford maintained his medical practice here, as well. A native Virginian, Dr. Blackford served as a delegate to the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1867, then practiced medicine in Chattanooga before settling in Graysville. Charles A. Gray (1860-1960), a member of the founding family of Graysville, purchased the house from Dr. Blackford’s daughters in 1916. It remained in the Gray family until 1942. It has had numerous owners in the years since.

National Register of Historic Places