There is a beautiful manor house near downtown Atlanta, straight out of a fairy tale.
Or maybe the Great Gatsby!
We had some time yesterday afternoon after the morning guild meeting with the East Cobb Quilters was over, and lunch had been consumed.
I had been given several options of things I might be interested in doing, but of all of the available choices, the one that hit me the most was to visit the historic Inman estate, named Swan House for the many swan motifs found in the house and on the property.
Loving history and especially historic homes the way that I do I jumped at the chance.
It was a beautiful day, yes hotter than hot, but not as humid as it could be by July/August and we could be INSIDE!
There are vintage cars!
A visit to Swan House will have you stepping back into time and feeling part of a different era!
The front “BACK” door!
Swan House, traditionally known as one of the most recognized and photographed landmarks in Atlanta, is an elegant, classically styled mansion built in 1928 for the Edward H. Inman family, heirs to a cotton brokerage fortune.
The mansion, designed by famed Atlanta architect Philip Trammell Shutze, provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of this Atlanta family during the 1920s and 1930s. Explore the many rooms of this beautifully restored historic house and enjoy gardens, fountains, and breathtaking views on the Swan House grounds.
Pam and I on the grand stair case!
In each area you will find a docent dressed in period costume and assuming the role of either a family member, a family friend, or house staff. they will interact with you and tell you the story of the house, of what it was like to live there, other well known people who had stayed there, what it was like for the Inman children, even play the piano with music of the time! Give the video above a click and a listen.
We found that they had all kinds of clothing on display from the different eras of the house from the 1920s all the way through the 1960s. The house and grounds were acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966.
Always looking for the FUNNIEST thing in any museum, historical place, or antique mall, we spied this with great giggling:
When you don’t want your toilet to look like a toilet -
Encase it in WICKER!! LOL!
I have put my photos of the house and the grounds in the slide show below. Enjoy!
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, and in its 2015 sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.
It appears in the opening sequence of the 1980 movie Little Darlings.
It was also to be used for "TCM Remembers 2014" on Turner Classic Movies.
Swan house from the gardens.
So happy I got a chance to visit on such a beautiful day!
After a dinner of yummy Mexican food, it was back to the room for a bit of sewing time. Not much. I was pooped. Early to bed, early to rise and I’m up for another workshop day with the East Cobb Quilters – this time around we are doing Crabapples from Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
I’ll be saying good bye to these friends this afternoon. After the workshop Moby and I are headed to Newnan where I’ll be spending the next few days with the Common Threads Quilters!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage quilt found in North Carolina.
Be a better YOU today than you were yesterday!
Have a great Saturday, everyone!