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FUND SELLS CASWELL-FAULKNER HOUSE IN MORELAND

Above: The Caswell-Faulkner House, front view.
Below: The interior hallway of the Caswell-Faulkner House.

No one understands the importance of The Georgia Trust’s mission quite like its collaborators. Susan Kidd, who was housed at the Trust’s headquarters while working for Scenic America and is current Georgia Conservancy Vice President of Advocacy and Education, confirmed that fact when she and her mother decided to sell their historic property, the Caswell-Faulkner House, through the Revolving Fund last year.

Ms. Kidd’s father bought the house in the early 1960s but never lived in it. Ms. Kidd's mother decided to sell the house through the Revolving Fund after receiving several calls from potential buyers interested in developing the property and tearing down the house. "I feel so good about giving the house another life," said Mary Will Kidd.

The house, built c. 1910 in New South Cottage style, was sold to Patrick and Bonnie Putney of Newnan on June 4, 2002. Mr. Putney said the couple was first attracted to the house by its wraparound porch, then fell in love with the fireplaces inside. The property stands across the railroad tracks from the central part of the town of Moreland, in Coweta County.

Although the house needs rehabilitation, it contains many period features, including Victorian spindlework in the front hallway, two sets of pocket doors, and four fireplaces, each with a different mantel.

The Putneys plan to restore the house to approximately its original appearance, modernizing only three rooms that have since been added to the back of the house.

Do you know of an endangered historic property in your town? The Georgia Trust may be able to help. Contact Contact Kate Ryan at 404-885-7817.

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