The earliest version of the Weaver-Dallas House dates to the 1820s, as a one-room house and separate doctor shop, making it the oldest house in Thomaston. Additions in the 1830s and 1840s created a 1 ½ story cottage with Federal and Classical Revival elements. Stepping on site today reveals that not much has changed since then. Located on .98 of an acre, the property includes two smoke houses, a garden shed and a 1930s car shed, and is as close to a time capsule of Georgia history as one may find today. The house has been in the same family since it was purchased by Travis Weaver in 1840. The Weaver-Dallas House lends itself to a number of residential uses, including a comfortable family home, a bed and breakfast, rental properties or an Airbnb.
The Weaver-Dallas House has fifteen rooms in the main house which includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Several of the original features in the house have been preserved, including built in bookshelves, original fireplaces and a small stage at the top of the stairs that was used for puppet shows. Modern upgrades have ensured the safety and comfort of the house for years to come.
The two smoke houses on the property have been converted into guest houses with modern amenities. The first smoke house was built in the 1820s, it has one bedroom and one bathroom. The second, larger smoke house was built in the 1840s. It has four rooms which includes an upstairs bedroom along with a kitchen and one bathroom.
Located in Upson County, Thomaston is about 70 miles south of Atlanta. It has a population of just over 8,600. Founded in 1825, Thomaston was named for General Jett Thomas, a soldier in the War of 1812. Thomas is also credited with assisting in the construction of the state capitol at Milledgeville. During the twentieth century, Thomaston’s economy was primarily based on the manufacture of textiles and tire cord. Thomaston Cotton Mills shipped textiles worldwide and served as a major source of economic stability and urban growth. B. F. Goodrich’s tire cord mill at Martha Mills also contributed to the economic growth of the area. Thomaston’s mill-town era ended in 2001. The city is a perfect snapshot of historic architectural styles ranging from Queen Anne (Harp House), Neoclassical (Atwater House), Classical Revival (Barron House) and Georgian Revival (Hotel Upson). The charming downtown teems with shops and restaurants and includes the town’s oldest existing structure – the Fincher Building. While the Upson County Courthouse, an excellent example of Neoclassical Revival architecture, is just one of the wide variety of structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the area.
About The Georgia Trust
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 InfoDennis Lovello, Historic Properties Coordinator
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