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Margaret Mitchell House

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 12, 2011
1. Margaret Mitchell House Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1899 by Cornelius J. Sheehan, the Margaret Mitchell House was originally a single-family, Tudor Revival residence. In 1913, the house was relocated to the rear of the property and converted into a ten-unit apartment building, known as the Crescent Apartments, in 1919.

In 1925, Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, moved into Apartment No. 1 where Mitchell wrote the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Gone with the Wind.

Today, the Margaret Mitchell House is a designated city landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a popular tourist destination, and home to the award-winning Literary Center at the Margaret Mitchell House.
 
Erected 2010 by Atlanta Historic Center.
 
Location. 33° 46.867′ N, 84° 23.05′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Peachtree Street (U.S. 19) 0 miles south of 10th Street NW, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands at the front of the Margaret Mitchell House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 990 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Academy of Medicine (approx. mile away); Sector of Siege Line
Margaret Mitchell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 12, 2011
2. Margaret Mitchell House Marker
Peachtree Street is on the left
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (approx. half a mile away); James J. Andrews (approx. half a mile away); Booker T. Washington (approx. half a mile away); Cotton States Exposition of 1895 (approx. half a mile away); Second Oldest D.A.R. Chapter (approx. half a mile away); The Georgian Terrace Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Regarding Margaret Mitchell House. After conversion to apartments, the Margaret Mitchell House was eventually abandoned in 1978. A group of preservationists purchased the house in 1985 to prevent its demolition. A fire almost destroyed the house in 1978, and then the Daimler Benz Corporation stepped in with funding to restore the house. It was almost completed in 1996 when it burned again. It was finally finished and opened to the public on May 17, 1997.

Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind has been translated into 27 languages, and has sold over 30 million copies. It coninues to sell over 250,000 every year.

The Atlanta Historic Center maintains
Margaret Mitchell House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 12, 2011
3. Margaret Mitchell House and Marker
a website for the house here:http://www.margaretmitchellhouse.com/
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil
 
Margaret Mitchell House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 12, 2011
4. Margaret Mitchell House
The Tudor Revival facade of the house facing Peachtree Street
Margaret Mitchell House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 12, 2011
5. Margaret Mitchell House
The Tudor Revival facade of the house facing Peachtree Street
Margaret Mitchell House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 12, 2011
6. Margaret Mitchell House
The rear of the house faces Crescent Street, and shows its conversion to the Crescent Apartments.
Margaret Mitchell image. Click for full size.
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7. Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell, who received the Pulitzer Prize for Gone wih the Wind, was the Crescent Apartments' most famous resident. The photo is from the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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