Swan House (Atlanta, Georgia)

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Swan House
Swan House (Atlanta, Georgia) is located in Atlanta
Swan House (Atlanta, Georgia)
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°50′25″N 84°23′17″W / 33.84028°N 84.38806°W / 33.84028; -84.38806Coordinates: 33°50′25″N 84°23′17″W / 33.84028°N 84.38806°W / 33.84028; -84.38806
Built 1928
Architect Schutze,Philip T.
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000434
Added to NRHP September 13, 1977[1]

Swan House was built in 1928 for Edward and Emily Inman in Atlanta, Georgia. The Inmans had accumulated wealth from cotton brokerage and investments on transportation, banking and real estate. After their house in Ansley Park burned in 1924, the Inmans commissioned the Atlanta architectural firm of Hentz, Reid and Adler to design a new house in on 28 acres (110,000 m2) in Buckhead, a northern Atlanta community. The new mansion's design was executed by Philip Trammell Shutze, combining Renaissance revival styles with a Classical approach on the main facade. The rear facade is less formal, and is sited at the top of a small hill with terraced gardens and a fountain cascading down the hillside. A recurring motif are sculpted or painted swans throughout the house and grounds.[2]

Noted architect Philip T. Shutze designed Swan House and its gardens, as well as many other important buildings in the city. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Columbia School of Architecture, and the American Academy in Rome, Italy.[3]

Edward Inman died in 1931, but Emily collected her family into the house and lived there until 1965. The house and grounds were acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966. The house is operated as part of the Atlanta History Center and is maintained as a 1920s and 1930s historic house museum, with many of the Inmans' original furnishings.[4]

In 2004, the Atlanta History Center completed a $5.4 million restoration of the house and its furnishings.[3]

This historical building served as the finish line of the 19th season of The Amazing Race.

It was also used to film some scenes in the 2013 film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.[5][6]

The Swan House in black and white 
The Swan House from afar 
Swan House at night 

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Swan House". Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary. National Park Service. 2008-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com
  4. ^ "Swan House". Historic Houses. Atlanta Historical Society. 2008-10-07. 
  5. ^ Brett, Jennifer (November 16, 2013). "Atlanta gets a starring role in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Brett, Jennifer (June 9, 2013). "Next "Hunger Games" movie to film in Atlanta". Retrieved November 17, 2013. 

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