Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gone With The Wind in Marietta, GA

I live in Marietta, Ga within walking distance to the Gone with the wind museum. Here are some of the beautiful sights and history of the area.

The first home was built in 1851 and renovated after a fire into the Italianate style you see now. Circa 1880.
This was home to the first mayor of Marietta, John Heyward Glover. It was occupied by union troops during 1864. They stabled their horses in the parlor!

This is Glover park in the downtown square on land donated by Mayor Glover.
Whitlock Inn Circa 1900. It stands on the formaer site of the MG Whitlock 150 room resort which was destroyed by fire.

Second photo is next door Anderson Mansion circa 1900

This is the Archibald Howell house circa 1843. It is a Greek Revival structure. The doric columns are some of the largest in Georgia at 11 feet.2 inches in circumference at the base!!!! It has 14 room, 10 fireplaces and 6 bathrooms. It also served as a hospital during the war.
I have been told by a neighbor that there are tunnels under this home that lead to the railroad across the street and also lead downtown.

This is a later victorian home across the street.
This home is about two miles from"town" It is the McNeel-Henderson house.
This is the Barnes Home. This was built about five years ago by former Governor Roy Barnes.

I don't know any history on this home, I just included it because I love it. I think it was built in the 1920's.

This is the house across the street. It has been "renovated" and all of the patina and ivy has been stripped from the facade.

This is part one. I will be be showing you some other homes and the museum, some southern recipes and of course some ribbonwork.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.


  1. Thanks I have never been to the south and so appreciate seeing the pice...look forward to more!

  2. I used to live in Atlanta (Well, Duluth) but I've never been to Marietta. It looks absolutely gorgeous! I will have to add that to my "must-visit" list. Thanks for sharing!!


  3. Beautiful homes! We have a lot of older Victorians here (Chicago) but nothing quite as stately as those.

  4. Thank you so much for the tour. I just love these beautiful old homes with their rich history. They sure don't build them like they used to.

  5. So very fascinating! I am a huge history buff (had a one-woman dramatic show as a Victorian woman for over 14 years) ... a great read!

  6. Now Judi,
    You HAVE to tell you about this!!!

  7. I lived in Marietta when I was in college at Ga State, um, 33 years ago(?). Commuted there and back everyday. It's a nice town, well, I guess it's a city now. I'm in NE GA now. Nice pictures.

  8. Hi, I discovered your blog through the "Lovely Blogs" Collection. This is my first visit.

    Your photos are lovely. I love grand old houses like those. And I love Gone with the Wind. I've never read the book, but the movie is one of my top 10 faves of all-time. I would SO enjoy a visit to the museum.

    Wishing you a wonderful day. And, yes, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. I, too, follow Him.