Saturday, August 24, 2013

Historic Downtown Powder Springs, Georgia Walking Tour Part 10

After more than two months of rain delays, the weather and my schedule finally allowed me to finish my walking tour of downtown Powder Springs. Walking from the Methodist Church to New Macland Road and back only took a few minutes, and the traffic was pretty light around 11 o'clock on a Friday morning. Garbage day isn't the optimum time to take pictures, but beggars can't be choosers when it comes to sunny days this summer.

Let's continue on the south side of Marietta Street from the First Methodist Church to the intersection of New Macland Road.

Note: the photo formatting issue is still ongoing in Blogger, only letting me select large photos on about three pictures per document. Click on a photo to see a slideshow of larger images.

Marietta St., Powder Springs, GA
S.E. Smith House. First Methodist Church visible next door on right.

The S.E. Smith House. S.E. Smith was the depot agent for the Southern Railway Depot from 1894 until the 1930s.

Marietta St., Powder Springs, GA
Camp-Boyd House

The Camp-Boyd House was built around 1900 as a wedding present to her son, Charlie Camp. The house features decorative spindle work and a corner tower on the porch.

H.C. Miller House

The H.C. Miller House was built in 1920 for Harry Cole Miller, a rural mail carrier in Powder Springs from 1918 to 1928. Sarah Frances Miller, a local historian and the only child of Harry Miller and his wife Ethel Leake, lived in the house until her death in 2002. Sarah Frances Miller founded the Powder Springs Historical Society and the Seven Springs Museum. The Craftsman bungalow currently is home to Judith Ann Photography.

McTyre-Hunter-Herrigel House

The classic Italianate McTyre-Hunter-Herrigel House was built by Charles Marshall McTyre,
owner of a general store and cotton gin.

< Lost Mountain
^ Austell
^ Marietta
< McEachern High School

The top of the hill and the intersection with New Macland Road (GA 176). Powder Springs Road (to Marietta) is the street you can see continuing straight at the new light, while Austell-Powder Springs Road (to Austell), hidden behind the garbage cans, turns right.



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