Paired columns on 9th Street. Midtown Atlanta

Paired columns on 9th Street. Midtown Atlanta

Round porch with matching bay window - 5th St

Round porch with matching bay window - 5th St

The Samuel Inman House at Peachtree and Ponce de Leon Ave not long before it was demolished in the late 1940s

The Samuel Inman House at Peachtree and Ponce de Leon Ave not long before it was demolished in the late 1940s

Candler Park - Atlanta

Candler Park - Atlanta

Great Shingle Style gable detail. Inman Park

Great Shingle Style gable detail. Inman Park

I love the way this house meets the street, so uncommon for Midtown. (Taken with Instagram)

I love the way this house meets the street, so uncommon for Midtown. (Taken with Instagram)

The skin was ripped off this 1890s home on Piedmont Avenue as it undergoes some much needed renovation. It’s next to the Shellmont Inn; the house to the right of this one was restored fairly recently and serves as apartments. (Taken with instagram)

The skin was ripped off this 1890s home on Piedmont Avenue as it undergoes some much needed renovation. It’s next to the Shellmont Inn; the house to the right of this one was restored fairly recently and serves as apartments. (Taken with instagram)

View, c. 1903, of the house architect Willis Denny designed for M. R. Emmons in 1900 at the northwest corner of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Place. In the background at right, is the only photographic documentation of the Margaret Mitchell House on its original site. (Atlanta History Center)

View, c. 1903, of the house architect Willis Denny designed for M. R. Emmons in 1900 at the northwest corner of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Place. In the background at right, is the only photographic documentation of the Margaret Mitchell House on its original site. (Atlanta History Center)

This was the extremely eclectic Victorian residence of John H. Barnes on Peachtree Street.  What a statement so soon after the city’s devastation during the Civil War!

 It was located on the block now occupied by the former Macy’s building and the Westin Peachtree Plaza.  There were some equally impressive mansions neighboring this one by 1890, but none of them were quite this exuberant.  Toward the end of the 19th century the home was remodeled and used by the Capital City Club before that organization built their still standing facility at Peachtree and Harris Streets.  Downtown Atlanta

(Source: cdm.sos.state.ga.us)