James K. Daniel House, 1847, Americus

Historic Rees Park Americus GA James K Daniel House Antebellum Italianate Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This antebellum landmark (which has a virtual twin on Taylor Street) was built by James Kelso Daniel in 1847, one of the first erected on land lots sold by Dr. James Rees in what would come to be known as Rees Park. It was occupied by William A. Wilson in the 1860s, during his tenure as president of the Furlow Masonic Female College. Henry Rogers Johnson, who owned the house from 1883-1891, is thought to be responsible for adding the Victorian elements. Numerous others have owned the home, which is now a bed-and-breakfast operated by Kim and Susan Egelseer.

Historic Rees Park Americus GA Fieldstone Garden Structure Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This fieldstone arch is a popular landmark in its own right. The extensive gardens around the home were destroyed in the EF3 tornado of 1 March 2007 but it is slowly rebounding.

Historic Rees Park Americus GA James K Daniel House Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Americus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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