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Historic homes to be showcased on Ga. Trust expedition

Locals who want to tour 11 historic homes with the Georgia Trust Expedition: Buggy Through Barnesville on Saturday, June 11 may register online or the morning of the event for $25. The ticket will not include lunch or the closing reception which Trust members and guests will buy for $50-60. The event is expected to bring 175-350 guests to town, most who are interested in the community’s historic resources. After an 8:30-10:30 a.m. orientation at the Schools Fine Arts Center where tickets may be purchased, guests will explore historic elegant mansions and charming houses including: ’¢ Collier House (Doug and Judy Smith), 873 Thomaston Street; ’¢ Bill and Anne Claxton House, 537 Thomaston Street; ’¢ Gachet House (Paul and Ilicia Daly), 951 Highway 18 West; ’¢ Kennedy House, 217 Zebulon Street; ’¢ Walter B. Smith House (Charles and Jean Dukes), 530 Thomaston Street; ’¢ Lambdin-Pitts House (Dollie McCarthy), 643 Greenwood Street; ’¢ Means House (Dennis and Claudia Gallion), 725 Thomaston Street; ’¢ Murphy-Bush House (Frank Ogletree), 870 Thomaston Street; ’¢ Jan Hatten House, 536 Thomaston Street; ’¢ Paulette Bunn House, 410 Community House Road and ’¢ Sappington House (Mack and Bonnie Minton), 474 Brent Road. There will also be eight historic sites on the Expedition including the Old Jail Museum, Barnesville Depot, Antiques on Atlanta (former buggy factory and B. Lloyd’s factory), Greenwood Cemetery, First Baptist Church, Gordon State College (formerly Gordon Military), Presbyterian Church and Summers Field. There will be a guided tour at Gordon and an organ concert by Cathy Willis at First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Along with the orientation, $25 tickets will also be available the day of the tour until noon at the Depot. For more information or to register, go to www. or call 404-885-7812. Georgia Trust Expeditions Georgia Trust Expeditions invite members and non-members to explore a Georgia town located off the beaten path. These day-long, self guided tours are designed to reflect a town’s unique history and development by including a variety of historic sites, from vernacular homesteads to historic industrial sites to grand homes, as well as historic landscapes and natural features. Expeditions educate participants about Georgia’s small town heritage while celebrating ongoing preservation and revitalization efforts.

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