Thursday, January 8, 2015

1848 House...Haunted?


Originally a home, then a hospital, then a warehouse, then a restaurant, and now...back to being a private residence after being sold to a physician in 2006 and remodeled by Todd Architects -- this 8 bed, 8 bath beauty is still with us.

From the book, Marietta, 1833-2003 by James Bolan Glover, descendant of the original owners and Rebecca Nash Paden:

“Charleston planter John Heyward Glovers, Jr. built Bushy Park, a Greek Revival plantation house, on his 3000 acre property in 1848. The house had 17 rooms and many outbuildings, including a stone kitchen, which still exists. Heart Pine floors and hand-hewn beams are featured in the house. William King* and his servants occupied the mansion during the Civil War battles in 1864. The house was also used as a federal hospital.”  (*son of Roswell King and Catherine Barrington)


Is it haunted? A lot of the paranormal activity is contributed to the fact it was used as a hospital during the Civil War. When it was a restaurant, many people claimed to see the rocking chairs on the porch rock by themselves. Workers would occasionally claim that there were eerie noises and footsteps upstairs after hours.




Several years ago, a dear friend and I decided to take pictures at the 1848. Accompanied by my husband and her son, we drove right up, parked and got out, ready to snap away. 

We had orbs galore!!  Because it was still an operating restaurant, we decided to go into the old stone kitchen behind the house and take some shots. Here is one. See the orbs?



"Roycatch" published a YouTube Video of the way the house looks now. You can see the gates that enclose it. In front of the gates is a condo development that encompasses what used to be the most beautiful yard and garden. We loved walking around the yard while waiting for our table.





At one time this restaurant was called The Planters and later was changed to the 1848 House.  The 1848 House was owned by former (sometimes controversial) Marietta Mayor Bill Dunaway, who opened the 1848 House in the 1990’s. An upscale Southern restaurant it appealed to foodies from all over Atlanta. Once Bill won the mayor’s seat, he got out of the restaurant business, sold the land and that was that.

But I guess I have to be happy that it is now a private residence again and has been preserved.

Pat

3 comments:

  1. My grandmother knew the family who lived here when she was a small girl, and actually had sleepovers at this home. Apparently it was normal to hear noises coming from the attic, which was empty at the time, but housed the slaves that served the household back in plantation days.

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  2. My grandmother knew the family who lived here when she was a small girl, and actually had sleepovers at this home. Apparently it was normal to hear noises coming from the attic, which was empty at the time, but housed the slaves that served the household back in plantation days.

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  3. How interesting. It is a fantastic house and is now back into private hands. Many people over the years have reported hearing nd seeing things at the house.
    Thank you for reading and your comment.

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