Liberty Hill (La Grange, Georgia)

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Liberty Hill
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The building is located in the unincorporated community of Houston, Georgia which is also known as "Liberty Hill".
Liberty Hill (La Grange, Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Liberty Hill (La Grange, Georgia)
Liberty Hill (La Grange, Georgia) is located in the US
Liberty Hill (La Grange, Georgia)
Nearest city Northwest of La Grange, Georgia
Coordinates 33°6′35″N 85°7′43″W / 33.10972°N 85.12861°W / 33.10972; -85.12861Coordinates: 33°6′35″N 85°7′43″W / 33.10972°N 85.12861°W / 33.10972; -85.12861
Built 1836
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 75000612[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1975

Liberty Hill in La Grange, Georgia, about 0.75 miles (1.21 km) west of the Chattahoochee River in Troup County, is a Greek Revival style plantation house built in the 1830s or 1840s. The original cotton plantation owner, John T. Boykin, bought the piece of land the house is on in 1836. The house with its current 150 acres (61 ha) property, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

Its nomination describes much of its layout as follows:

Typical of many ante-bellum plantation houses along the river, Liberty Hill is a white frame Greek Revival home with four fluted Doric columns spanning the two-storey front porch. Built almost entirely from slave labor, the house followed the popular plan of many such river plantations. Consisting of two rooms separated by a central hall running the length of the house, it includes two one-storey shed rooms at the rear of the building, which were separated by an open porch."[2]

It was deemed notable as "a significant example of an ante-bellum river plantation that was sustained by the booming cotton industry... Built in the heyday of the South, it remained intact throughout the War and subsequent years when it has continued to be a private residence to the present day."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Kristalia Stavrolakis and Elizabeth Macgregor (August 8, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Liberty Hill" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved August 18, 2016.  with three photos from 1974