Brantley-Haygood House, 1850s & 1899, Sandersville

Sandersville GA Historic Harris Street Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

From The Rambler, May-June 2001, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation: Dr. Solomon Brantley, a physician who served in the Civil War from 1861-1865, and his wife Mary originally built the plantation plain house with little ornamentation. Architect Charles E. Choate added the Victorian detailing in 1899, when he was hired by a later owner to remodel the house. Story has it that Mary Brantley was among the women in Sandersville who begged Sherman not to burn down the town, and he rescinded his order to burn the houses. The house was passed down through several owners before the Haygood family bought it in 1953. The house is now being used as apartments…The house was originally built on piers, which were later filled in with concrete block.

North Harris Street Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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2 responses to “Brantley-Haygood House, 1850s & 1899, Sandersville

  1. Pingback: Eclectic Victorian House, Sandersville | Vanishing South Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown

  2. John Davis

    I certainly enjoy your photographs. It’s a very good site from a historical perspective and I really appreciate your time and effort to bring it to life in your photographs. It’s a treasure trove of memories.

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