Monday, May 19, 2008

Brumby Hall of Marietta postcard


This postcard fits right in with this morning’s post. It is the only souvenir we came back with, besides a bunch of brochures.

We first planned to go to Brumby Hall first. We knew by what Anna pulled off the Cobb Preservation’s website to park next door in the parking lot of the Marietta Center ran by Hilton. Near the entrance to enter the Brumby grounds there were only a couple of cars.

We walked the beautiful walk to the house. I went inside and the only person was a very polite maid in a uniform dusting and vacuuming. She didn’t know anything about people coming on a tour today, but did look around for something to give me, which she gave me this card.

Then we read the printout more closely and saw that the hours of all the Cobb Houses tours today started at 1:00pm. I looked at my watch and it was almost 12:00 noon.

Well, early again!

We went to lunch and went on to the Manning house first.

The back of the card says:

“Brumby Hall and Gardens,
500 Powder Springs St.

built in 1851 by Col. Arnoldus Vanderhorst Brumby, founder and first superintendent of the Georgia Military Institute, which was destroyed during occupation of Marietta in 1864. The Greek Revival house is furnished with period antiques by the Friends of Brumby Hall. Located on the grounds of the Marietta Conference Center and Resort. It is open to the public for tours, receptions, weddings, and other events.

Photo by George A. Clark”

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