Thursday, July 25, 2013

Horseshoe Drive House (NOW)

Morgan Wailes Walker House. This house is on what is known as Evergreen Plantation, on Horseshoe Drive. The Walkers raised all of their children here. The house is now on the National Register of Historic Places (1987). The house and property are now owned by some friends of the Walkers, who bought it from them when Mr. Walker died in the 1980s. The house was built in 1927.


 

We are guessing that when the house was built, several of these large trees were planted. Morgan had this plaque placed in one of the trees, and it has since grown to enclose the plaque. It reads "Genevieve 1927," which is when the house was built.



Unfortunately, there is a lot we don't know about the house and property, as there are not any people left that were involved in its beginning and operation. Jeff Horn, Sr. was our source, and was able to answer a lot of our questions, but there are still some things we don't know. We assumed this house belonged to some of the men who worked in the house or on the land. George Davis is one of those men, and perhaps this is where he stayed. Either way, this old dilapidated house near the big house was beautiful in its own way.




The large house is just completely beautiful. The family that owns it has added quite a bit onto it, but the front facade remains unchanged, except for the fact that it is hard to see from all of the foliage! It's lovely. Here is what it looked like long ago and here is a blog post I wrote about it, mostly photos from the 30s-50s.:




The "sleeping porch" off to the side of the house.



If you are interested in seeing pictures of the inside of the house, you can leave a comment here with your email address and I will contact you. Thank you!

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