Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Maria Randolph added
Portico Facing S
Erected by W-WHF (Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation).
Location. 33° 44.19′ N, 82° 43.979′ W. Marker is in Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is at the intersection of East Robert Toombs Avenue (Business U.S. 78) and Poplar Drive, on the left when traveling east on East Robert Toombs Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the iron fence surrounding the antebellum home, next to the gate at the end of the walk leading to the house's south portico and main entry. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 East Robert Toombs Avenue, Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sims-Beggs House (within shouting distance of this marker); K.A. Wilheit House (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen Anne Style (within shouting distance of this marker); Tarver-Maynard House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Dugas Home (about Home of Robert Toombs (about 300 feet away); Oliver S. Dyson House (about 400 feet away); Washington-Wilkes Historical Museum (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
More about this marker. The marker and house are located within the East Robert Toombs Historic District (a National Historic District), for which Wisteria Hall is a contributing structure.
Regarding Wisteria Hall. Wisteria Hall is also known as the Beard-Randolph-Colley-Wilkersham House. The additions made by Maria Randolph were completed prior to 1827. The building is an example of Federal style architecture.
(Source: Image hbo0226, Hubert B. Owens Collection, box 45, Owens Library, University of Georgia, Athens, GA)
The guests noted on the marker are U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, and Logan Edwin Bleckly, a self-taught lawyer who rose to become the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia between 1887 - 1894.
In recent years, the home operated as a bed & breakfast.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.