save this old house social circle georgia greek revival cottage exterior
Photo: Tom Brown

Free for Preservation

Price: $0 (must be moved)
Location: Social Circle, Georgia
Contact: Tom Brown, 770-402-0129

The history: This charming 1850s cottage was originally home to local businessman William Akridge and his wife, Atetia. The couple raised three children here, back when Social Circle was an important railway hub. The house narrowly escaped destruction in 1864 during General Sherman's March to the Sea, which left a number of nearby buildings burned to the ground. After 70 years in the family, it became home to Celeste Dupree, a local preservationist who restored over a dozen historic properties in the area. After Dupree died, in 2005, a local Baptist church bought the property and now plans to develop the lot.

Shown: The 1850s cottage, which has the pleasing symmetry typical of Greek Revivals, needs a new home. Lots in the area start at about $15,000
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