Nolan Plantation House

This southern plantation home was built in 1906 by James A. Nolan. The house takes on the common rectangular box form of country stores at the turn of the century, thought its not known if the false front is an original feature of the building or if it was added on later.

The Nolan farm operated from 1856 to about 1970 and covered around 2000 acres. Behind this house, to the west was a complex of farm structures and tenant homes. The store across the street was actually the commissary. Like most true plantations of its era, the Nolan property supported its own commissary, which was essentially a credit-based store for employees. Even today, there are still remnants of the family name and the impact they had on the area, ie. Nolan Store Road and Nolan Lake.

The house is currently owned by an individual who lives in Dacula, a small city just outside of Atlanta. He acquired the property in 1977 from James A. Nolan, not the same that built the house but a descendant, for just $16,800. Supposedly, it has been used in some filming sometime in the past two decades, including a FOX network series. That would explain the limited fixing up that has been done.

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

Nolan Plantation House | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

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