The Georgia Trust


Sayre-Alford House

Sayre-Alford House
12560 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087
c. 1839

Price: $125,000
Approximate square footage: 4,608
Land: 1.03 acres

Kate Ryan
Director of Preservation


Front facade

Historic image from 1937



Sayre-Alford House

This grand Greek Revival house was built by Robert S. Sayre between 1828 and 1839. Sayre, a lawyer from New Jersey, built the house which was later owned by the Shivers family. Images of the house from a 1937 Historic American Buildings Survey show that many early architectural and decorative elements remain today.

The house has a central hall plan with four large rooms on the first and second floors and additional basement and attic space. In total, the house has 6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 12 fireplaces and a new roof.

The Sayre-Alford House is in good structural condition, but will need rehabilitation work, including: kitchen and bathrooms, second floor ceilings, plasterwork, downspouts and drainage, and updating of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. This property may be eligible for state and federal tax credits for substantial rehabilitation, and an 8½ year tax abatement.

About The Georgia Trust Revolving Fund program
The Georgia Trust is a nonprofit statewide preservation organization. The Revolving Fund 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 this 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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