Monday, August 19, 2013

The Tate House

A private residence built from a rare pink marble called "Etowah" marble.  It was built in order to demonstrate the use of marble in construction of large buildings.  This 19,000 sq ft house is on the National Registser of Historical Places.  For more information visit their website at http://www.tatehouse.com/history.

We were lucky enough to visit this house while the pink roses were in bloom and were able to talk to the current owner.  An interesting fact is that each side of the house was built in a different architectural style in order to demonstrate the versatility of the marble.  The famous marble mine is in their backyard and still in operation and put the town of Tate, Georgia on the map.

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