Greek Revival Style | c. 1854

Now known as the Cannonball House for the cannonball which struck the house in the 1860s. Built by Judge Asa Holt, it is now the headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sidney Lanier Chapter, which operates it as a house museum. Notice the fine ironwork fence, manufactured by Findlay Iron Works, a former Macon foundry. In the rear is the original brick kitchen outbuilding, now converted to showcase Confederate memorabilia.

 

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#3 Berita Terkini 2015-12-24 19:55
Outstanding post but I was wondering if you could
write a litte more on this subject? I'd be very thankful if you could
elaborate a little bit more. Kudos!
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#2 Amanda Cook 2010-12-20 14:46
Hi! Love the website! A few corrections for this entry. The house was preserved as a house museum by the Sidney Lanier Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. However, several years ago we turned the ownership and operation of the house to the non-profit Friends of the Cannonball House entity. The brick kitchen was for years the Confederate room. However, the kitchen has been re-interpreted back into a kitchen and servants' quarters. The Confederate items have been moved upstairs in the main house.
Thank you!
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#1 Amanda Cook 2010-11-23 22:47
The Cannonball House was indeed rescued and preserved by the Sidney Lanier Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. However, the chapter turned the workings of the house over to the organization Friends of the Cannonball House which now oversees the operation of the house museum. The chapter does still meet at the Cannonball House, though. Also, the original brick kitchen has been converted from a Confederate museum back to a kitchen. Visitors can see the kitchen interpreted as it would have looked when the Holt family lived in the house. The Confederate artifacts have been moved into a room on the second floor of the main house.
Thank you for your wonderful website!
Sincerely,
Amanda Cook
President, Sidney Lanier Chapter #25, UDC
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