Monday, April 25, 2011

House of the Week

Since it's Easter Monday, our house of the week this week is a church. All Saints Church is the oldest standing church in Thomasville, Georgia. It was originally built as a Roman Catholic Church, and has a memorial garden on site also.


One of the most beautiful historic churches in the region, All Saints was actually built in 1881 as Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church. It also has the distinction as the church where Jacqueline Kennedy attended mass during a six week private retreat to a Thomasville plantation following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In the early 1980s, the church was saved from demolition, moved to its present site in the Tockwotton Historic District and re-consecrated as an Episcopal Church. Visitors are welcome for self-guided tours Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The church is closed on Friday afternoons during the summer months.

all images by Whitehaven


  1. That is so beautiful and I am in total awe of how pristine the grounds and hedges are! My goodness someone must be out there trimming those privets every single day! It is like a little jewel! Absolutely to see churches and buildings of recognition so well preserved and lovingly taken care of like this. Thank you for sharing and hope you had a lovey Easter.

  2. You know the Greek revivals are irritable to me. There may be a new book in the works about Thomasville by William R. Mitchell, Jr.. That would be a good thing.