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June 2, 2015

MADISON, GEORGIA...PART TWO...THE WALKING TOUR


HUNTER HOUSE
Circa 1883


This is the most photographed home in Madison.
It is a Queen Anne style house.
All millwork visible on the inside and outside of the home was
handcrafted in Madison.
Due to the spindlework porch, it is often
referred to as
The Gingerbread House.


MAGNOLIA HOUSE
Circa 1860
This Queen Ann style home has undergone extensive renovations
after serving as the home to the St. James Catholic Church.
During a previous renovation,
a trap door was discovered leading to a tunnel
extending toward the Madison Presbyterian Church, next door.
The tunnel remains a mystery,
but it is thought to have been 
a part of the underground Railroad.


THOMASON-MILLER HOUSE
Circa 1883
This is an elaborately detailed home and was
erected on the site of the main building
of the Georgia Female College.
It is primarily Victorian style and has
undergone extensive renovations since the early 1980's.
It appeared to still be undergoing major repair and renovations.


I do not have information on this home
but their gardens
were just stunning.



STAGECOACH HOUSE
Circa 1810
This is one of the oldest structures in Madison.
This house was an old inn when Old Post Road
was part of the stagecoach route 
between Charleston and New Orleans.
During those stagecoach days,
the waiting rooms were the two side wings of the house.







FITZPATRICK HOUSE
Circa 1850
This home reflects Neoclassical features
and originally faced Old Post Road.
In 1901, Mr. Fitzpatrick reversed the
orientation to face Main Street,
as that was considered to be more prestigious.


JOSHUA HILL HOME
Circa 1835
This is the former home
of Senator Joshua Hill
who is credited with persuading
General Sherman to spare Madison
on his "March to the Sea."
Hill was elected to congress in 1856 and the
US Senate in 1868.



The entrance to BoxWood
Circa 1851
This fine home features as
Italianate entrance and a 
Greek Revival facade.


There are symmetrical boxwood
gardens on either side of the home.


We finished our walking tour with Scoops!



A Superman ice cream cone was the special treat
for being
a super-duper
little six year old
taking a tour or Antebellum homes! 

2 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous town. Would love to do that walking tour! Great pics but my fave are the last two!!

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  2. Well, I am drooling over those stunning homes. I would love to take that tour!

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