Monday, November 12, 2012

House of the Week

Heritage Hall - Madison, Georgia, 1811

This Greek Revival mansion was built by Dr. Elijah Jones in 1811. It is the headquarters for the Morgan County Historical Society and has been authentically decorated. You can tour the house daily from 11am-4pm and it will be on the Madison Christmas Tour of Homes November 30 and December 1.

The floor boards in the entrance hall run the length of the hall and are all of one piece, no seams in these beautiful long heart of pine floors. The stairs are original to the house and the rail is much shorter than what we are used to today (because we are taller now than folks were in the 1800's).

The music room

Here and below, original dining room, now decorated as an office.

Here and below, the front parlor

The wallpaper in this bedroom is a reproduction of the orginal, which was damaged by water.
Closeup of the beautiful wallpaper - I love anything with birds!

This is the only original mantel in the house, the rest are reproductions of the originals (they were damaged).

All images by Whitehaven and are copyrighted.

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  1. It is a lovely house and I particularly like the unusual portico with big pillars anchoring the corners and columns in between. Of course, the house was probably in the Federal style if built in 1811 and the Greek Revivial details came later. And thanks for showing a closer look that great wallpaper.

    1. The house has a nice scale and feel to it. The 14 foot ceilings make the rooms seem much bigger than they are. I am writing a post on Greek Revival architecture in Madison (for later this week). I hope when I post it that you will clarify anything I get wrong. :) You should visit Madison, you would love it. Very genteel.