MARSHALLVILLE DRIVING TOUR

22-Frederick-Minnich House 

A charming one-story Greek Revival cottage constructed during the Civil War.  This home is one of a number that were built close to town because of the fear of a slave uprising.

23-Slappey-Liipfert House 

Built by the Slappey family of Marshallville, this two-story Greek Revival mansion recalls most peoples' impressions of plantation houses.  Built by slaves, note the fluted Doric columns.

24-Goodwin-Bickley Home 

A good example of early 20th century architecture, the house originally had a tile roof such as you see on the porches.  Built about 1924, this house was one of the last large homes constructed in Marshallville.

25-John Donald Wade Home 

In 1845, Daniel Frederick built this home as the center of his plantation.   In 1928, Dr. Wade (Frederick's nephew) moved the Greek Revival home to its present location with teams of mules.  It is said that the noted poet Robert Frost spent the night here as the guest of Dr. Wade.

26-Ware-Ramsey House 

This is a "New South" structure built in 1884 by Marshallville's first banker.  Note the fine decorative wooden trim along the porch and the unusual roof.

27-Marshallville United Methodist Church 

This church adds a gothic air to West Main Street.  It was built in 1910, replacing wooden structures that predated the Civil War.  Note the square towers and stained glass windows.  A cemetery behind the church contains a number of very old graves.

28-Sperry-Hughes Home 

This home, built in 1870, has a unique design, not fitting into any one "style".  The structure was built by Marcus Sperry.  Legend tells that Sperry's wife, an artist, designed the house, hence its unorthodox style.

29-Rumph-Meyers Home 

This home reflects the riches to be had in the fruit industry.  Built in 1904 by Samuel Henry Rumph, the home features intricately cut glass windows and door moldings.  The 17 rooms display plaster medallions, stained glass, endless mirrors, and 10 classical fireplace mantels.  The light fixtures are equipped with gas jets as well as electricity.  The gas was produced in a brick carbide building behind the carriage house.  A stone and wrought iron fence front the property.

Downtown 

Downtown exhibits many of the buildings constructed during the 1870-1914 period.  Of particular note are Garrett's Pharmacy (1906) which was originally a bank, and the Elberta Hotel (1912) which housed fruit buyers from the North.  The commercial district is bisected by the railroad tracks.

Central of Georgia Depot 

This depot, constructed in 1912 after a wooden one burned, exhibits earlier Victorian characteristics such as brackets and a bay.

30-Marshallville Baptist Church 

An impressive structure along East Main Street, this church was built in 1911.  This stone and brick Gothic building is impressive with its two towers, central raised roof, and lovely stained glass.

31-Lee-Nixon House 

A number of modest Victorian homes line this section of East Main Street.   This dwelling, built in 1890, had its second story added in 1916.  It is a good example of a more modest neo-classical style home.