Autopsy of Architecture

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Tag: Sparta

Pomegranate Hall

Photo © 2018 David Bulit, Pomegranate Hall - Sparta, Georgia

Pomegranate Hall was built in the 1830s by Nathan Sayre after moving to Sparta, Georgia from New Jersey in the early 1830s where he became a state attorney, a member of the Georgia legislature, and a superior court judge. Although he never married, he had several children with one of his slave women and later

John McCown House

Photo © 2017 David Bulit, John McCown House - Mayfield, Georgia

Just on the outskirts of Sparta is the Birdsong House, also known as the John McCown House, located in the unincorporated community of Mayfield which consists mostly of middle to low-class citizens. Back in the early 1800s though, Mayfield and all of Hancock County were thriving as plantations flourished due to the large demand for

Pendleton-Graves House

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, Pendleton-Graves House - Sparta, Georgia

Just down the street from Pomegranate Hall in Sparta, Georgia is a house commonly referred to as the Pendleton-Graves House. It was built in 1815 by Thomas Whaley in the Plantation Plain style or I-House, an architectural style that is quite common throughout the South and described as being two rooms wide and one room