Barrington Hall - GHM 060-125 - Roswell, Fulton Co. GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 00.848 W 084° 21.854
16S E 743399 N 3766856
Quick Description: Barrington Hall, located in the heart of Historic downtown Roswell, Ga. is one of the best examples of Greek Revival Temple architecture in the United States, today.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2007 1:11:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WTR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 37

Long Description:

Barrington Hall


Barrington King, co-founder of Roswell with his father, Roswell King, for whom the town is named, selected this spot for his home, which is the Greek Revival style of architecture. Willis Ball, a carpenter from Connecticut was the builder. After five years – two years for cutting and seasoning the virgin timber and three years for building - Barrington Hall was completed in 1842. The grounds were laid out by an English landscape gardener.

The Kings, father and son bought the land Roswell stands, organized the Roswell Manufacturing Company which was incorporated in 1839 with Barrington King as president and laid out the town with wide streets and a park. They gave building sites for the Presbyterian and Methodist churches and for the Academy, and to the six families (which included the family of Barrington King) who formed the colony of Roswell.

GHM 060-125 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958


Located on the south side of the Historic Roswell Square, at the intersection of GA Hwy 120 and GA Hwy 9.

Barrington Hall is open to visitors
Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission price is $8 for adults and $6 for children (6-12 yr)
The City is also offering visitors a “Passport” which will include
admission to two neighboring antebellum homes, Bulloch Hall and
the Archibald Smith Plantation, for $18.
Tickets are available for purchase at each venue or at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 060-125

Date: 1958

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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