123 Elm St.
Sparta, GA 31087
$55,000 (originally $60,000)
Approximate square footage: 3,000*
Land: .6 acres
*Square footage is approximate
Director of Preservation
The Moore-Lewis House is a 5BR/2.5BA fine Italianate and antebellum house located in downtown Sparta. Historically, this house is tied to two prominent Sparta families, the Moores and the Lewises. Captain J.W. Moore was brigade commissary of the 49th Georgia Regiment during the Civil War, sheriff of Sparta following the war, and later served three terms in the general assembly. His daughter, Amazon E. Moore married Robert H. Lewis, who served as mayor of Sparta, co-edited the Sparta Ishmaelite with his brother, and served two terms in the legislature. Their daughter, Mildred Lewis Brantley, lived in the house until the late 20th-century when the house was purchased and improved by Ms. G. B. Nash and Mr. J. E. Todd.
The house was originally designed as a two-story dwelling with a center hall and four large rooms on each level. A full-width porch with decorative elements crosses the front of the house, and a rear porch has been fully enclosed to house both a bathroom and modern kitchen. The property includes a driveway and garage, and the fenced backyard contains a smokehouse shed. The house has been lived in recently and is in good condition. The Moore-Lewis House is primarily in need of cosmetic work.
About The Georgia Trust Revolving Fund program
The Georgia Trust is a nonprofit statewide preservation organization. The Endangered Properties program was established to provide effective alternatives to demolition or neglect of architecturally and historically significant properties by promoting their rehabilitation and monitoring their preservation in perpetuity. All properties sold through our Endangered Properties program have conservation easements in place to ensure the historic integrity of the property is retained. Additionally, buyers are required to sign a Rehabilitation Agreement and all work done to the property must abide by the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. Copies of these documents will be provided by The Georgia Trust for review.
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