The Johnston- Felton- Hay House, built in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, is one of Georgia's most historic houses. I have to say, it was breathtaking and lived up to its earlier designation of "Palace of the South." Construction of the 18,000 foot mansion began in 1855 and continued until 1859. Meanwhile, the family lived in the basement. They furnished it with furniture, precious art and objects from their grand honeymoon tour of Europe. I wish I had a ghost story to relay from our informative tour, but I don't. Although, if I were a Georgia ghost, I'd strongly consider living here.
The basement pantry.
A hand painted marble effect.
The tour took us full circle, from past to present.
Across the street, there were modern day circles.
I used the Prisma App to add spookiness and drama to my photos of the historic Rose Hill Cemetery.
I love this photo. Rose Hill is the final resting spot of over 1,000 confederate soldiers. It was a maze of levels and curves with decaying gravestones scattered in little garden alcoves.
We didn't have much time to spend in Macon on our way back to Atlanta, but it is definitely worth a look see. Don't forget to eat at the Rookery!
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