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A home on the Hill, Augusta, Ga.
  
Title: A home on the Hill, Augusta, Ga.
  
Date: 1900-1910
  
Description:

Turn-of-the-twentieth century postcard image of the Landon Thomas residence in Summerville, Georgia. Located on Milledge Road, the Landon Thomas residence was built in the late 1800s and combined both Greek Revival and Italianate architectural elements. Throughout the 1800s, many Augustans maintained summer homes in what later became known as Summerville. Originally seen as a place for summer residence, Augustans began living in Summerville year-round after the introduction of electric street cars in the 1890s. Summerville was officially incorporated into Augusta in 1912.

Inscribed on verso: "Augusta, Ga., Nov. 5, 1910, Landon Thomas Home, Expect to get a letter from you tonight so will write only a postal. Am anxious to hear what you think of the plan. I think it will be grand. Went to town this morning. We are all well and happy. It is still cold. Lots of love--Ella."

Addressed to Mrs. Caroline M. Mayo, 24 Winter St. Orange, Mass.

Original postcard scanned and described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.

  
Subjects: Thomas, Landon--Homes and haunts--Georgia--Summerville (Richmond County) | Architecture, Domestic--Georgia--Summerville (Richmond County) | Picture postcards | Summerville (Richmond County, Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.)
  
Contributors: East Central Georgia Regional Library (Augusta, Ga.) | Digital Library of Georgia | Picturing Augusta Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
  
Online publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005.
  
Original material: 1 postcard : col. ill.
A home on the Hill, Augusta, Ga. [S.l.] : S.H. Kress & Co., [between 1900 and 1910]
Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library.
  
Rights: Cite as: [title of postcard], Augusta and Environs Picture Post Cards in Color, East Central Central Georgia Regional Library, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
  

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