The Georgia Trust

2014 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN RESTORATION

Smith Plantation Corn Crib
Roswell, Fulton County

Located in downtown Roswell, the Archibald Smith House and Plantation is one of the best-preserved examples of an intact 19th century farmstead in its original location in Georgia. The plantation was restored and opened for tours in 1992. The 1850 corn crib is one of the Smith Plantation's ten original outbuildings and boasts original hand-wrought hardware and hand-hewn log construction with tight dovetail joints. This structure had been previously restored, but was severely damaged in a storm by a fallen tree in June 2013. Following the storm, the corn crib was promptly and carefully documented and restored again. The project included rebuilding the cedar shake roof, repairing siding, and replacing materials in kind only where historic material was beyond repair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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