Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hillyer Place, Decatur Georgia, a block of charm

Sycamore Street - "Old Sycamore" to some - is a few blocks of great old houses on the east side of town. (See "Old Decatur Historic District") It's rather out of the way if you are in a hurry, but Architecture Tourists need to slow a bit. One of my errand routes is Commerce Drive which takes me past the Cora Beck Hampton Schoolhouse and House. This is the view from Commerce.

My poor pictures don't do justice to the house, the setting, or it's neighbors. I'm delighted every time I see it. It's on the National Register of Historic Places so you don't need to rush. But you'll want to get over there as soon as you can.

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