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One of Atlanta's Oldest Buildings Will Soon be No More

On a quiet street in Atlanta there sits an old, old home. The details of its origins are a bit murky but it seems — like most Atlantans — it is a transplant. While it may not be from 'round here, two things are certain: It's ancient by local standards. And it's about to be torn down. Terry Kearns, Atlanta's Architecture Tourist, ventured to photograph the home before the demolition permit is put into effect and shared images of the nondescript two-story structure. A commenter on his Facebook photo album offered that the owner once indicated the home "was originally built in the 1840s" and that when it was moved to its present location, "They had to close down Peachtree and move it in the middle of the night." However, Kearns informed us this morning after visiting the house that it was constructed in Woodville, south of Athens, in 1858 and relocated to its current location in 1985.

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