Road Trip 6: Everything's Better in Metter Georgia - Restoring a Queen Anne Ruin?

Now we know how to pronounce "Meter." And it's a handsome town, county seat of Candler County with a downtown more vital that we expected. We'll visit again.

"...as legend has it, the city's name honors a railroad official's wife. Thankful that he'd "met her" in the town, the official memorialized their marriage with the city's naming." - Georgia.gov 
 
We explored a few blocks and found this handsome ruin. Can you imagine this in any neighborhood in Atlanta? We can.


It's on North Kennedy Street. Looks like work's been stopped for a while.

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My friend Carl told me you can "tell" if a house is bad or good way before it's finished. I think you can "tell" even for a ruin.

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It's not a mansion but it couldn't be more dignified in it's setting.

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It's smelled like a campfire but I didn't seen any burn. It's for sale.

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We'll revisit Metter if only to see cheer this house on.


Map to the ruin.

There is more to see.

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