Leader-Rosansky House, 1903, Vidalia

Vidalia GA Toombs County Historic District Jackson Neoclassical Architecture Ornamental Cast Iron Fence Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Amazingly, the house still retains its ornamental cast iron fence.

Vidalia GA Toombs County Historic District Jackson Street Architecture House Neoclassical Revival Picture Image Photo © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

The Marvin Shuman family also lived in this house, from the 1940s through the 1980s. Marvin’s daughter, Anita Shuman Momand notes that when they purchased the home the spindles on the cast iron fence were each painted a different color! Anita also notes that this is the oldest house in the city of Vidalia.

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3 responses to “Leader-Rosansky House, 1903, Vidalia

  1. Anita Shuman Momand

    Brian, what a wonderful web site. My family (Marvin Shuman) bought the Leader house in the late 1940′s and was lived in by the Shuman children until the early eighties. What a great house! My daddy (Marvin) had the ceilings lowered so there were “secret rooms” on the upper floor, a dark, dank basement where me and my friends were scared to explore but loved to frighten each other!
    I thought you might be interested to know that when daddy bought the house the spindles on the ornamental iron fence were each painted a different color, red, green, yellow and blue. I think my daddy had them painted black as they did look a bit gaudy.
    I wonder if you know if this house is the oldest extant house in Vidalia proper?
    Vidalia was a great place to grow up in, I often tell my friends that I had a “Beaver Cleaver” upbringing and will be forever grateful for a fun filled childhood.
    Thank you so much for bringing back the memories.

    Anita Shuman Momand

  2. Judy Corley

    Once again the photos are awesome! I love Georgia and I have a great love for South Georgia. These are the best photos.

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