The Georgia Trust

2014 PLACES IN PERIL: CONNALLY MARCHMAN HOUSE, VILLA RICA, CARROLL COUNTY

THE STORY
Built in 1915 in the Neoclassical Revival style for the family of Dr. H. R. Marchman, the Connally Marchman House has a central hall floor plan and is a contributing structure within the North Villa Rica Residential Historic District. Joyce Connally, Dr. Marchman's granddaughter, lived in the house for many years, and during the 1970s, served as the mayor of Villa Rica. She remains the only female to hold that office to date.

THE THREAT
The Connally Marchman house is still in use but suffers from lack of funding for maintenance. There has been considerable structural damage to the building, including the second floor being deemed unsafe by the fire marshal and a recent infestation of carpenter bees.

THE STRATEGY
Assist the Villa Rica Historical Commission in increasing awareness of the house and its important past inhabitants. Use increased awareness levels and publicity for fundraising efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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