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Built in the late 1800's The White Columns in downtown Commerce, Georgia, is 5995 square feet with six bedrooms, four full baths and three half baths. It has been called the most outstanding example of Greek revival architecture in Jackson County. While it is not unusual to find homes of this era that have columned porches it is rare find to discover one for sale that boasts 1800 square feet of front porch with intricately carved Corinthian capitals crowning each of its 14 soaring fluted white columns.
Located behind the city park it is frequently photographed and its presence draws visitors to downtown. It was built by Enoch Anderson who was, at the time, the largest taxpayer in Jackson County with no expense spared either inside or out when it was constructed.
At various times in The White Columns history it has been a boarding house, school and restaurant. At the present time it is a private residence, located in heart of downtown Commerce directly behind Spencer Park and next to the post office. It is zoned for commercial use (Downtown Business District) and would make a unique B&B, special events facility or restaurant. You'll find us just a few miles off I-85 and the huge Tanger Outlets at exit 149 in downtown Commerce, Georgia.
In addition to the square footage quoted above there is over 2000 square feet in the attic which has not yet been developed and is currently being used as a woodworking shop. There is a large gas furnace for heating on the attic floor.
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