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Thursday Doors: May 12, 2016

A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

In Part Two of the Doors of Madison, Georgia, we are looking at the Cottages! Not all the homes here were the mansions on the plantations as we saw last week! But, they are still on many acre lots!

A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

Rose Cottage, Madison, Georgia

Adeline Rose built her house in 1891. Little is known of her before October 1891 when she earned her living by taking in washing and ironing at 50 cents a load. Most of her early work was done for the boarders of the Hardy House. Hardy House was owned by the mother of Oliver “Ollie” Hardy (born Norvell Hardy) on January 18, 1892. He was the comic actor famous as one half of the act, Laurel and Hardy! He lived in Madison, as a child.  Adeline Rose died in 1959 after living in the house for 68 years. In 1966, the City of Madison moved the Rose Cottage to its present location. It was felt that it was very important to save this little house built out of the labor of love of a woman who was born into slavery.

 A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

 A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

Notice the tin roofs on the previous cottages?

Thomas Jefferson was an early advocate of tin roofing, and he installed a standing-seam tin roof on “Monticello” (ca. 1770-1802).

However, once rolling mills were established in this country, the low cost, light weight, and low maintenance of tin plate made it the most common roofing material. Embossed tin shingles, whose surfaces created interesting patterns, were popular throughout the country in the late 19th century. Tin roofs were kept well-painted, usually red.

 A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

 A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

Another must on any Southern cottage is a porch! Notice they all had at least one!

 A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

And finally one of the few bright cottages in Madison! Did you notice nearly every home big or small was white?

 A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

A Cottage in Madison, Georgia

I hope you enjoyed our walk through Madison! This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors? See you next week!

Thursday Doors: May 5, 2016

Antebellum Trail, Madison, GA

Antebellum Trail, Madison, GA

Today, for our look at DOORS, we’re visiting Madison, Georgia, population 3,636. The Historic District in Madison is one of the largest in the state with almost 100 antebellum homes (homes built prior to the American Civil War) that to this day are still lovingly cared for and lived in. Most have never been sold, but passed along in the family. Madison is featured on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail (The Antebellum Trail is a 100 mile trek through seven historic communities that escaped Sherman’s burning march through Georgia, during the Civil War)  Madison has been voted “The Prettiest Small Town in America.”

Georgia Antebellum Trail

Location of Georgia Antebellum Trail

Georgia Antebellum Trail

Towns on Georgia Antebellum Trail

First we have to get there! Just follow the country road and go through the covered bridge. There are not too many of these left either!

Covered Bridge near Madison, Georgia

Covered Bridge near Madison, Georgia

Covered Bridge near Madison, Georgia

Covered Bridge near Madison, Georgia

Entering Madison, first there is the business district, so well preserved on a town square.

Madison, Georgia Courthouse and Town Hall

Madison, Georgia County Courthouse and Town Hall

Chamber of Commerce, Madison, Georgia

Chamber of Commerce, Madison, Georgia

The Pink Petit Jardin, Madison, Georgia

The Pink Petit Jardin, Madison, Georgia

The SchoolHouse, Madison, Georgia

The SchoolHouse, Madison, Georgia

In Madison, they make it easy to look at some of the homes, just follow the Wellness Trail!

Wellness Trail, Madison, Georgia

Wellness Trail, Madison, Georgia

No, I didn’t take a photo of every house, but I should have. And I photographed the entire site so you could get an idea of the architecture and size of the dwelling. I don’t have the correct southern drawl to just walk up to the front of the house like I’m a long lost relative! Most of the homes also sit on lovely lots of many acres, that were former plantations.  In 1890, the population was 2,131, and the town boasted of an oil mill, a soap factory, a fertilizer factory, four steam ginneries, two carriage factories, a furniture factory, a grist and flour mill, bottling works, a distillery with a capacity of 120 gallons a day, an ice factory, a canning factory, a bank with a capital of $75,000 and a number of individual businesses! They were very well off I’d say! AND the homes reveal just how wealthy they were!

The Big House, Madison, Georgia

The Big House, Madison, Georgia

The Cottage Next to the Big House, Madison, Georgia

The Cottage Next to the Big House, Madison, Georgia

Madison was founded in 1807 and was named for President James Madison. It was described as “the most cultured and aristocratic town on the stagecoach route from Charleston to New Orleans.” Many believe that General William Tecumseh Sherman spared the town because it was too beautiful to burn down during his March to the Sea, but in truth Madison was home to pro-Union Senator Joshua Hill, who had ties with Sherman’s brother at West Point. It’s not what you know, but who you know, that counted here!

Madison, Georgia

The Pale Blue Home, Madison, Georgia

Madison, Georgia

Madison, Georgia

This one is getting an Up-Do!

Madison, Georgia

Madison, Georgia

 I hope you enjoyed our stroll through town. I am dividing this post into two sections, because there were so many great doors! Next week the Cottages of Madison, those for the regular folk! See you there!

This is just one of many photos in the Thursday Door Collection featured by Norm2.0!   Won’t you join in or take a peak at all the doors?

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Orchid

Garden on Savannah Garden Tour

Garden on Savannah Garden Tour

Meduim Violet Red was changed to the color Orchid by Crayola in the 1958 series. I like the name and sound of, Orchid, better than the original color name. Orchid just sounds so dainty!

My photo for Orchid was taken in a garden in Savannah, Georgia. I was there for a visit and as my luck goes the garden club was offering a garden tour of some of their fantastic homes and gardens. It ended with a tea, presented in one of the gardens. Talk about southern charm!  If you would like to learn more about the garden and walking tours held in Savannah at the end of March look Here! Trust me these are events worth seeing!

It is hard to believe I have posted on 60 of the designated colors of the 120 color pack of Crayola crayons! I have had so much fun with this challenge and there are 60 more colors to go! I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have! I have learned some very interesting facts about Crayola too!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Green

Spring is here! Lots of green in Savannah, Georgia! Love the moss! Enjoy!

For more about “A Photo a Week Challenge”, see THIS !

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