The Georgia Trust

HOUSEWORTH HOMEPLACE

 

Back of house

c. 1830 log kitchen

7011 South Goddard Road
Lithonia, GA 30038
c. 1890

Price: $239,500

Contact:
Frank W. White
Revolving Fund Director
404-885-7807

Philip Housworth came from South Carolina, purchased this property from the original land lottery winner and settled on it around 1822. His son, Michael, constructed a house (now gone) and detached kitchen c. 1830. Due to hard times, the family lost the property after the Civil War, but Michael’s grandson, J. J. W. “Buddy” Housworth, bought it back in the 1880s. He constructed the existing house around 1890. The property remains in the Housworth family today.

The 1,600-sq.-ft. Folk Victorian home sits on nine acres near the Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. Outbuildings include the c. 1830 log kitchen, a barn, log corncrib and a 1960s garage/workshop. The acreage has large mature trees and a small pond.

The Housworth Homeplace is located in DeKalb County. From Atlanta: Take I-20 East to Exit 74-Evans Mill Rd. Turn right off the ramp and go through the light onto Woodrow Dr. At the stop sign, turn right onto Klondike Rd. Go 2-3 miles and turn left onto S. Goddard Road. Go about one mile and the house will be on the right.

The house has two bedrooms, 1½ baths, kitchen, living room and dining room. Features include four fireplaces, hardwood floors and original gingerbread detailing. The house would require some work, including updating systems, wood repair, window repair and painting.

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

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