Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Swan House

 
 
Swan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2013
1. Swan House Marker
Inscription. Swan House was completed in 1928 for Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hamilton Inman, heirs to a cotton-brokerage fortune. Named for the swan motif found throughout the interior, the house was designed by architect Philip Trammell Shutze (1890–1982), of the Atlanta firm Hentz, Reid and Adler. In 1977, Shutze was recognized as America’s greatest living Classical architect.

In addition to the exceptional architectural design, Swan House features embellishments by several noted artist. Naturalist, muralist, and eminent bird painter Athos Menaboni decorated Mrs. Inman’s dressing room. Herbert J. Millard hand-carved wood components throughout the home and prominent interior decorator Ruby Ross Wood consulted on several of the main rooms.

In 1966, under the leadership of Mrs. Ivan Allen Jr., the Atlanta Historical Society purchased Swan House and most of its original furnishings, ranging from 18th-century antiques to 20th-century objects. Swan House opened to the public in 1967 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and a City designated Landmark. The property encompasses 22 acres of gardens and forest, all original components of Shutze’s novel site plan.
 
Erected 2013 by Atlanta Historical Center.
 
Location. 33° 
Swan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2013
2. Swan House Marker
Looking north on Andrews Drive
50.483′ N, 84° 23.35′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Andrews Drive NW 0.1 miles south of West Paces Ferry Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3099 Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta GA 30305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Siege Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gov. John M. Slaton (approx. ¼ mile away); Ward's Div. Encamped (approx. 0.4 miles away); 20th A.C.; Pace's Fy. Rd. (approx. half a mile away); “The Storyteller” (approx. 0.6 miles away); 4th A.C. at Buckhead (approx. ¾ mile away); Sardis Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Cheshire Bridge Road (was approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Swan House. (Submitted on September 29, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Swan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2013
3. Swan House Marker
Swan House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2011
4. Swan House
Swan House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 2, 2011
5. Swan House
The garden (western) facade which faces Andrews Drive.
Swan House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 2, 2013
6. Swan House Marker
History meets technology -- a QR code is embedded in the marker to provide further information about the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Paid Advertisement