The Georgia Trust

2014 PLACES IN PERIL: GREEK REVIVAL HOUSES OF TROUP COUNTY

THE STORY
Established in 1827, Troup County was primarily an agricultural center producing predominantly cotton and dairy. Few structures from Troup County's antebellum era in the Greek Revival style exist today, but houses such as the Flowers Newsome House and Nutwood Hall (pictured) provide excellent examples.

THE THREAT
Many of these properties suffer from neglect and lack of maintenance. Aided by the proximity of I-85, industrial growth and land development have increased in Troup County, contributing to a heightened threat of demolition development of historic houses on large tracts for land.

THE STRATEGY
Focus attention on the condition of the Flowers Newsome House, along with other Greek Revival antebellum homes in the county, to promote rehabilitation. Contact property owners and render assistance to them in preserving their structures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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