Atlanta History Center Includes Swan House

Atlanta History Center includes Swan House.

The Garden Writers Association’s recent conference in Atlanta included a visit to the Atlanta History Center.

The Center offers many sights for the visitor, including a garden history fan such as yours truly.

The historic home called the Swan House caught my eye immediately.

Though it required a bit of a walk, I made my way to see this historic home and garden first.

It did not disappoint.

The Swan House dates to the early twentieth century, with a garden now covered in heavy shade from the growth of its tall trees over the years. The center fountain as well as the rows of trimmed boxwood still offer a bit of Italian formality to the garden.

Here is the garden which is to the side of the house. [below]

Swan House garden

Swan House formal garden

It was the front of the house with its Great Gatsby car that added that bit of extra to this visit. Loved the car.

Swan House in the Front with the car

This car stands out front at the door to the Swan House.

After touring the Swan House I visited the Swan Coach House Restaurant, not far away.

The restaurant once served as the garage and servants’ quarters for the Swan House.

I wanted a cup of coffee.  The only seat was in the formal dining room where a bit of formality with linen table clothes, silver, and fine china awaited the visitor.

In that setting I certainly enjoyed the coffee, even adding a piece of wonderful mint julep pie just to extend my time there.

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