If historical architecture is what intrigues you, then you must make a visit to Rhodes Hall Atlanta for your next Atlanta GA travel. This building showcases the best of Victorian architecture in Atlanta. This enormous structure was, at that time, the home of famous furniture proprietor - Amos Giles Rhodes.
Once inside the place, you will be completely impressed with its extensive stained glass windows. These windows give an ethereal effect to the interiors and you can stare at them in awe of their beauty and craftsmanship.
They are placed just above the staircase and they form a series which depicts the fortunes of the Confederacy from Fort Sumter to Appomattox. There are also some very interesting medallion portraits of many heroes who sacrificed for the cause of the Confederacy.
An introspect into what went into the making of the house reveals interesting details. The granite used to make the exterior was brought from Stone Mountain. An unbelievable 227kg block of granite was brought in wagons here for the home's construction. The interiors used wood as material and the wood that you see here is Mahogany. The carved staircase depicting the stained glass painting series is also made from Mahogany, all of which was imported from the West Indies.
Rhodes Hall Atlanta was constructed in 1904, but surprisingly it has facilities for electricity. Mostly people living in Atlanta truly loved to imbibe anything new that came about and this house was no exception. There are in all 300 light bulbs in the house and in addition to this there are electric call buttons here and also a security system.
The secret behind the house's survival is the careful preservation efforts undertaken to keep its beauty intact. The children of the Amos Giles Rhodes gave Rhodes Hall Atlanta to the State of Georgia with the request that it be used only for historic purposes. Today, it houses the offices of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Georgia Trust - Rhodes Hall Address
1516 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel: (404) 881-9980 Fax: (404) 875-2205
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