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If These Walls Could Speak

If These Walls Could Speak


Tour four historic Georgia homes from four distinct periods of Georgia's history at this richly illustrated site: an 1840s farmhouse, a Scots-Irish log cabin from the 1870s, an 1890s shotgun house owned by a working-class family of African Americans, and a classical-style home built in the Atlanta suburbs of the 1920s. Learn about the distinctive architecture of each home, about the families who lived in them, and about the culture and history of that particular era. This is an excellent site for learning how to analyze historic materials, to trace personal histories, and to work with pictorial timelines.

Atlanta History Center

• Lesson Plans • Audio • Pictures and/or Illustrations • Biographical Information


• High School Middle School

Judy O'Neill