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Tupper-Barnett House

 
 
Tupper-Barnett House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
1. Tupper-Barnett House Marker
Inscription.  
has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America

1974
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 33° 44.226′ N, 82° 44.463′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of West Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78) and North Allison Street, on the right when traveling west on West Robert Toombs Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 W Robert Toombs Ave, Washington GA 30673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tupper House (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton Warehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Confederate Commissary & Quartermaster's Stores
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(about 300 feet away); Washington Street Railroad (about 300 feet away); Benson Block (about 300 feet away); Washington Exchange Bank / Washington Gazette Chronicle (about 400 feet away); Farmers & Merchants Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Regarding Tupper-Barnett House. Excerpt from the National Historic Landmark nomination:
… it is the most successful instance in Georgia of converting a smaller scale Federal Period house into a monumental Neo-Classical mansion by the addition of a colonnade. This is the paragon of many attempts at such conversions made in Washington, Georgia, and throughout the state, as cotton became King. The colonnade, about 1860, was skillfully joined to an earlier Federal style, two-story, eight room house, built about 1832 by William H. Pope of Washington. The 1860 addition was made by Henry Allen Tupper, a Baptist minister who acquired the house as a gift from his father-in-law.…

In 1908 Edward Augustus Barrett, who was Mayor of Washington during World War I, bought the property and moved into town from his plantation eight miles west of Washington.…
Tupper-Barnett House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
2. Tupper-Barnett House Marker

 
Also see . . .
1. Tupper-Barnett House (PDF). National Historic Landmark nomination for the house, which was designated in 1974. (National Archives) (Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. The Tupper-Barnett Home. History and photographs of the house's interior and grounds are included in this for-sale listing of the property, which has since been sold. (Georgia Realty Sales, Inc.) (Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Tupper-Barnett House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 11, 2022
3. Tupper-Barnett House
View from across West Robert Toombs Avenue at Allison Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 138 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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