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Near Buford in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chesser-Williams House

 
 
Chesser-Williams House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 16, 2015
1. Chesser-Williams House Marker
Inscription. One of the oldest surviving homes in Gwinnett County, this house was built in the 1850s. The house was originally two rooms wide and one room deep. This style is referred to as an I-house. The house is unique because of the beautiful, hand painted folk art found on the exterior and interior, making it one of the only surviving examples of exterior painted decorations in the state of Georgia and perhaps the South. The unknown artist was a traveling German painter who created the artwork in exchange for room and board. The house was located on property owned by Sue and Gerald Williams and moved from its original site six miles away.
 
Erected 2015 by Gwinnett Enviromental and Heritage Center.
 
Location. 34° 3.783′ N, 84° 0.3′ W. Marker is near Buford, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker can be reached from Clean Water Drive mile south of Plunkett Road. Touch for map. The marker cannot be reached by car. 2020 Clean Water Drive is the address of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, a drive off Plunkett Road. An unmarked (in 2015) paved walking trail leads down hill from the northeast corner of the parking lot southwest to the marker and house. It is a fairly steep trail and there is no other access
Chesser-Williams House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 16, 2015
2. Chesser-Williams House Marker
The road on which the marker stands is the closed-off section of Woodward Mill Road. The paved trail to the right is the trail to the parking lot of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (where you must park to visit the house).
to the house and marker. The house actually stands on a segment of Woodward Mill Road, which is closed to vehicular traffic. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford GA 30519, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Suwanee, Georgia 9/11 Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fort Daniel (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hog Mountain Baptist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Aviation Tragedy (approx. 5.1 miles away); Elisha Winn House (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Home of Major William E. Simmons (approx. 7.4 miles away); Confederate Veterans of Gwinnett County, Georgia (approx. 7.4 miles away); In Tribute to Ezzard Charles (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
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Chesser-Williams House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 16, 2015
3. Chesser-Williams House and Marker
Chesser-Williams House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 16, 2015
4. Chesser-Williams House
Notice the folk art painting by the unknown traveling German painter on the front porch and under the eaves of the roof.
Chesser-Williams House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 16, 2015
5. Chesser-Williams House
Chesser-Williams House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 16, 2015
6. Chesser-Williams House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 28, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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