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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Barrington Hall (Roswell, Georgia)

Barrington Hall, built in 1842, was the home of Barrington King, who along with his father, Roswell King, was the co-founder of the town of Roswell, Georgia. The King family, along with the other "founding families" of Roswell, moved from the coast of Georgia after Roswell came across this area in the late 1820's, and decided it was a perfect location for a mill town. Roswell picked the location due to the water power potential of Vickery Creek. In 1839 the Roswell Manufacturing Co. was incorporated, and in the late 1830-the 1840's the "founding families" built their homes in the Roswell colony. Barrington King selected the highest point in Roswell for his home, Barrington Hall. It was built in the Greek Revival style of architecture.

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Barrington Hall in Roswell, Georgia

 The home remained in the hands of the Barrington King Family until 2002. The new owner spent two years restoring the property, and then sold it to City of Roswell with agreements designed to ensure the home would be permanently protected and open to the public for historic, educational and cultural purpose.


The historic home is now owned by the City of Roswell, and opened to the public. It is located in the Historic Roswell Square on Barrington Drive The home has been diligently restored and furnished with many original family possessions. The surrounding seven acres of grounds feature the only antebellum public garden in the greater Atlanta area.

Barrington Hall is listed on the National Register and was included in Atlanta magazine's list of the 50 Most Beautiful Homes in Metro Atlanta.

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