circa mid-1800sOnce called Colonial Place this became the home of author, inventor, naturalist, and retired Presbyterian minister Dr. Francis R. Goulding (1810-1881) of Liberty County. In 1842 he built the first practical sewing machine, but never secured a patent for his invention. He was the first naturalist to notice that Stone Mountain contained some organisms not known to flourish anywhere else in the world He wrote Marooner's Island a story of childhood adventures and several other books while living at Colonial Place in Roswell. A portico and columns were added to the home in 1941 and the house was enlarged and modernized in 1984.
|Placed By||The Roswell Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 7:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 743394 N 3768311|
|Decimal Degrees||34.02725000, -84.36388333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 1.635', W 84° 21.833'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 1' 38.1" N, 84° 21' 49.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||404, 678, 770|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 63-181 Goulding Pl, Roswell GA 30075, US|
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