Sam Jones Home - Cartersville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 34° 09.909 W 084° 48.158
16S E 702547 N 3782649
Quick Description: Roselawn is a mansion in Cartersville.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2019 6:23:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM10T6V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

County of home: Bartow County
Location of home: W. Cherokee Ave & Fite St., Cartersville
Built: 1872
Architectural Style: Victorian - Queen Anne

"Roselawn, the home of evangelist Sam Jones, is an example of a cottage that grew into a rambling Victorian house between 1870 and 1895. This house along with a study, carriage house, smokehouse and kitchen constitute the Jones' estate.

The original home of Sam Jones was a four bedroom cottage; but when expansion became necessary and his wife did not want to give up her cottage, this cottage was elevated to its present height and braced with stilts while the first floor and basement were built underneath.

Presently the house stands as a pale yellow, three story, elaborately detailed, frame Victorian house on a high foundation of brick, granite and stone. Double verandas, each with a slight central gable, span the front facade. In the lower, larger pediment is a decorative swan and floral motif. Large, slate roofed porches with ornately carved modified Greek Ionic~Egyptian columns surround the lower floor of the structure. The second floor of the structure, originally the first floor, is primarily clapboard with many shuttered windows. The front porch has ornately carved millwork along the roof line and square columns that appear plain when compared to the columns on the lower porch. The third floor of the structure is surrounded by a mansard roof, with its slate shingles some painted red and green, placed in diamond and cloverleaf patterns. This floor also contains seven gabled dormer windows. Inside, the rooms on the first and second floors have 12 ceilings and the original hand-carved wooden scrollwork still exists on the ceiling of the parlor, music room, dining room, and game room. Stained glass windows are found on many of the windows within the house." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

Public/Private: Pblic

Tours Available?: Yes

Year Built: 1872

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