News‎ > ‎

Tour of Homes April 14th 1PM until 4PM

posted Mar 29, 2012, 12:24 PM by Sheila Self   [ updated Mar 29, 2012, 12:48 PM ]
Make yourself at home on the 2012 Tour of Homes sponsored by the Quitman Brooks County Historical Museum and Cultural Center. Enjoy the opportunity to visit six houses which span three centuries of Quitman's and Brooks County's history. Each house reflects the era in which it was built and symbolizes the heritage of the community.

The tickets are available for a donation of $25 ($20 if purchased before April 14). Information and tickets are available at the museum between 1pm & 4pm Tuesday - Friday. Please leave a message anytime and we will get back to you.Members of the Museum board also have tickets for sale.

Brochure and driving directions will be with your ticket. Light refreshments will be served at Mill Rock, home of John and Betty Horton, 8355 Old Madison Road, Quitman. 

The homes are 703 N. Court Street owned by Myra Jordan and Bob Gaines  built in 1913 and beautifully restored to its original glory; 508 W. Screven St owned by Tim Reisenwitz is in the process of renovation and was recently purchased by him. It is part of Quitmans historic district and anyone interested in seeing a restoration in progress will enjoy a quick visit to this home; 281 Dawn Circle in the Claybank Country Club area is owned by B. W. and Linda Holloway and reflects their many interests, it was completed in 2006; 7747 Empress Road is the home of Charlie & Sallie Barnes embraces the out-of-doors and the 100 acres of woodland that surrounds it.The Morton Plantation is on the Old Madison Road across from Mill Rock Plantation 8355 Old Madison Rd. and both are on the tour. The Morton Plantation was begun in 1850 and Mill Rock is shown on a map from 1908 but may have not been completed until a few years later.