This charming single-family Folk Victorian style house, constructed circa 1903, graces a spacious 1.681-acre plot of land at 780 Hembree Road in Roswell, Georgia. With approximately 1,405 square feet of living space, the house retains much of its historic charm including unpainted interiors. Originally constructed by Pierce Teasley Hembree, the residence serves as a testament to the rural and agricultural history of the Roswell area.
The main house features one bedroom, two bathrooms, and a large functional attic space. In addition to the main house, the property features four outbuildings including two barns.
Property is sold “As-Is, Where-Is” meaning that it cannot be moved or demolished, and it is the buyer’s responsibility to make improvements that are compatible with the historic character of the property. Although the property is currently livable, interior updates may be made. 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.
About the Hembrees
The Hembree family played a pivotal role in the early development of Roswell, with their roots tracing back to the 1830s when Amariah Hembree relocated his extended family from South Carolina to cultivate the former Cherokee Lands. The Hembrees engaged in activities like cotton farming for the Roswell Manufacturing Company, corn cultivation, sorghum production, and livestock raising. The original builder of this home was Pierce Teasley Hembree. From 1903-1918, Pierce Hembree farmed 72 acres of land while living in this house. Hembree descendants have lived on this property for over eight generations.
Located in Fulton County, Roswell is situated approximately 20 miles north of Atlanta. With a population of approximately 95,000, this historic city has a rich and fascinating heritage. Within the Roswell Historic District, one can find a plethora of impressive examples of Greek Revival and late Georgian architecture, showcasing the city’s deep-rooted historical significance. Notable architectural treasures like Bulloch, Barrington, and Mimosa Hall stand as a testament to the city’s illustrious past. Founded in 1839 by Roswell King, it transitioned from being a part of the Cherokee Nation to a thriving textile mill town. Today, it stands as one of Atlanta’s most popular suburbs.
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.
Contact InfoKate Dutilly, Historic Properties Coordinator
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