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Renovators Delight on Liberty Street
The Shepard - Standard - Barnett House
c. 1816
301 West Liberty Street Historic Washington, Georgia

With humble beginning as a two-room dog trot cabin built of the finest materials available to James Alexander this Historic home evolved into the two story prestigious Federal style home you see today beginning when one of its first owners, Andrew Shepard rebuilt and enlarged the home. Interesting and intriguing, evidence can be seen to trace the changes made during certain periods throughout the years.

In the book, War Time Journal of a Georgia Girl (1865), the house is spoken of as "Mrs. Cooper's House". The same passage cites the indignation that "Fanny Andrews" expressed due to the commandeering of Mrs. Cooper's house as a convalescent home for a Yankee soldier.

Many a prominent and colorful Washington resident have been known to call 301 W. Liberty "home" , such as Sarah Hillhouse in 1825, mother in law to Shepard and the first woman Newspaper Editor and Publisher in Georgia, Misses Marie St. Gaudens and Mary Helen Hynes, patrons of the New York theaters and large financial supporters in the late 1800's to theatrical events and the Standard family, Henry and Janet, Janet being an author and with many citizens remembering this to be the place for their piano lessons as music floated through the lovely backyard of tall oaks, flowering shrubs and seasonal flowers. Seems as if threads of the personalities passing time here long ago, still linger, having made uneraseable imprints forever in time.

The home today is truly a Renovators Delight with all the ingredients for one to once again restore eloquent beauty and return "Mrs. Coopers" to its former days of glory. The home has heart of pine floors, built in corner cupboards, original windows, wainscoting, plaster and wood walls and much,much more!

The home has original entry and stairs, parlor with side porch (mill work), large country kitchen, large den, bedroom and bath on the main level with three bedrooms, one bath on the second floor. It boast approximately 2,820 square feet, has all city utilities available, C HV/AC. There is a quaint barn on the property and the grounds are rich with a variety of historic plantings.

The Shepard- Standard-Barnett home is situated on a quiet corner half acre lot, one block off the main street, along side other Historic homes and within walking distance of the historic Town Square, Museums, library, shops, and restaurants. It captures the essence of a past gone, but not forgotten.

An exceptional opportunity for RENOVATORS and those that LOVE the Old homes of the Past.... UNLIMITED potential and possibilities!


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