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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Roswell, Georgia "Corner View Street Scenes"

While Georgia might not have the old charm of Europe, we do have quite the history. Roswell a little town north of Atlanta is full of history. The town was established in 1830 when Roswell King was in search of a new place to produce cotton and have it milled near by. The town was captured during the civil war and the mill was burned down, but the three plantation homes remained. Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation. The homes were built in 1840, 1842, 1845 in the Greek Revivalist style. Today you can tour these three homes and I would advise to buy the passport for $18 if you want to see all three homes because it is cheaper to do this than buy individual tickets. The town is also a haven for antiques shop and cute boutiques. The streets all around Georgia have been pretty quiet because of the cold weather, but we have gone to this town on Saturdays and it is hopping with activity.

17 comments:

Dana said...

I think that this is just as charming. . .I really do. I think that being away from it for so long has helped to develop this love of it for me.
Have a great day.
Dana

C.T. said...

Answer to your comment: YES, you should ;-)

The house on the second picture (above in the middle) looks perfect. With the trees in front etc.
You too a great week :-)

Emily said...

I agree with Dana, I think these buildings are incredibily charming! And you photographed them beautifully~!

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

I've never visited Georgia, but it looks lovely, with so much history and beautiful buildings. Thanks for showing.

Joyce said...

Beautiful homes and I love the long bridge. xo

Cabrizette said...

So typical !!

Theresa said...

I love the south for it's charm and beauty. So much history. These are awesome.

soisses said...

i didn`t know anything about roswell... now i do ;-)

MODsquad said...

The history there is outstanding! Beautiful homes!!

Happy Day!

Ida Nielsen said...

So charming! I love old buildings!

Audra said...

I need to visit some of those plantations. And, yes, I'd love to borrow some sweaters! Thank you so much!

la ninja said...

charm is a question of taste... I think this has tones of it. :)

McGillicutty said...

I like the way you have made the pictures into the collage... I always forget about that. Looks a lot like Thomasville... when you coming to visit??? There's the Rose Festival in April which happens to coincide with Blogapalooza!!! com'on y'all!!!

Francesca said...

How pretty! Do you go to the antiques shops much?

n a t s u m i said...

Beautiful town! I like old buildings!!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Erin said...

I somehow got out of the corner view loop and have not made my way back in yet, so I'm trying to catch up! You caught my attention with "antique shops and cute boutiques". :)And the remaining plantation homes are beautiful.

Melly Mel said...

i love that name roswell. i want to name one of my kids roswell. so fun that it's a cute town that has lots of great things to do.

i want to visit georgia.