Barrington Hall

60 Marietta St., Roswell, Georgia

Photos 

Barrington Hall

1. Historic American Buildings Survey L. D. Andrew, Photographer Aug. 6, 1936 VIEW OF FRONT AND RIGHT SIDE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

BARRINGTON HALL Barrington King, co-founder of Roswell with his father, Roswell King, for whom the town is named, selected this spot for his home, which is the Greek Revival style of architecture. Willis Ball, a carpenter from Connecticut, was the builder. After five years - two years for cutting and seasoning the virgin timber and three years for building - Barrington Hall was completed in 1842. The grounds were laid out by an English landscape gardener. The Kings, father and son, bought the land Roswell stands, organized the Roswell Manufacturing Company which was incorporated in 1839 with Barrington King as president, and laid out the town with wide streets and a park. They gave building sites for the Presbyterian and Methodist churches and for the Academy, and to the six families (which included the family of Barrington King) who formed the colony of Roswell. 060-125 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 9, 1971
Reference number
71000275
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1839; 1842

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2015: New photo from pam phillips

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