Family Sitting Room

The most unique aspect of this room is the paneling; it is butternut (a type of hickory).

The rug is a French Savonnerie made in Austria (1890).

The Federal Period writing desk and bookcase was made in BostonMassachusetts (Circa 1814).  It was owned by Amos Lawrence who died in 1851 and left it to his son Amos Adams Lawrence.  All of this information is personally authenticated in the bottom drawer.

The mahogany sewing table is from New York (1820).

The books in this room are an extension of the main Library and contain the histories of all the 159 Georgia counties.

The image of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence is a period engraving on linen.  It is a copy of the original painting by John Trumbull that is in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.

The portrait above the Olympic torch is of Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy.  John Maier painted this piece around 1860.

The books in this room are an extension of the main Library and contain the histories of all the 159 Georgia counties.  This room also contains a wonderful signed First Edition of Gone With the Wind.