of Milledgeville Homes
|Milledgeville, Georgia, once home to the state's capital, has dozens
of historic homes and buildings that were constructed in the early-
to-mid-1800's. So many have been been preserved that the
squares and major buildings look today essentially as they did
in the mid-19th century. The Milledgeville Historic District was
formed and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Unless otherwise noted, the photographs on this page were taken
between 1934-1944, as part of the Historic American Buildings
Survey and the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South.
A few of these homes no longer stand, but I'm happy to say
that most remain.
|The Old Governor’s Mansion is known as one of America’s finest examples
of High Greek Revival architecture; construction was completed in 1839.
The mansion is now a museum. Below, a current photo.
|Boykin Hall-Whitaker house, built in 1830; once a relay station
for the stagecoach line. It's recently been restored.
|Stovall-O'Brien-Beecher-Calloway-Conn house, known as "Thirteen
Columns." Built between 1825-1830, the columns are said to represent
the original thirteen American colonies; this house is still standing.
|Old tavern, built in 1830; I couldn't find information that
would indicate whether this building is still standing.
|Williams-Orme-Crawford-Grantland house, built in 1820;
this home has been restored.
|Brown-Stetson-Sanford house, initial construction in 1813, completed as it
stands in 1825; now a museum owned by the Old Capital Historical Society.
|Westover plantation; this house was built in 1822 and was destroyed
by fire in 1954; a new building has been constructed in its place.
|Milledgeville's Masonic Hall, built 1832-1834, is the oldest building of
its kind still in use. This is the only vintage photo on the page not taken
in the 1930's or 1940's; it's probably from the very early 1900's.
|Johnson-Ennis-Rockwell house, built in 1834; it was the home of
Herschel Johnson, Governor of Georgia, 1853-1857. I saw a recent
photo that shows the house to be in a state of disrepair.
|Compton-Fowler-McKnight cottage, built in 1815; has been restored.
|The Tucker-Hollingshead-Hatcher house was constructed in 1852, retaining
the name of the first home on the site, Rose Hill. It's now a wedding and
special events venue and the grounds of Rose Hill include an arboretum.
Gateway to the "Strange Western Country"
Vintage photos: Library of Congress
Current photo of Old Governor's Mansion:
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