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The Hooper-Turner House News

 

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November 10, 2014

Marietta Daily Journal

 

November 7, 2014

Atlanta Journal Article

 


The Hooper-Turner House

 

American Heritage

important to our community

 

10 Talking Points

 


Be There!

November 10, 2014

Monday 6 pm

 

100 Cherokee St., 2nd floor,  Marietta, GA  30090

 

Cobb County Historic Preservation Commission is

reviewing Smyrna's request to demolish

 the Hooper-Turner House

(See "Certificate of Appropriateness" sign below)

 

Attend the meeting.

Let the Cobb HPC know demolition of this

American Heritage Landmark,

The Hooper-Turner House

 is

"inappropriate"

 

Wear a red shirt as a sign of solidarity.

 

 

   

 You Were There!

In red

 

  

  Thanks to all who attended the Cobb County Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Nov 10. The meeting room was packed with  Hooper-Turner House supporters!

 

For updates on the HT House, send your email address to Meggan Delano at HOOPERTURNERHOUSE@GMAIL.COM

 

   

Demolition is still in store for the house unless a friendly buyer surfaces by Christmas. 

Help! 

    

   

 


 

 

The Chattahoochee River Line Preservation Plan 

 

View the Plan

60 Mb

 

 Last Public Meeting, July 8, 2014

South Cobb Community Center

620 Lions Club Drive, Mableton, GA 30126

 

Where is the

Chattahoochee River Line Battlefield?

 

 This project is sponsored by the

 Mableton Improvement Coalition

 funded with a grant from the

National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program

 For more information contact Robin Meyer

 

 

 

 


         

Save the

Hooper-Turner House!

 

5811 Oakdale Rd., Mableton, GA 30126

 

Change Smyrna's

Demolition plans

to

Preservation plans  

 

The house is the focal point of the 7 mile

River Line Historic Area

and integral to uniting

our community as a place of distinction.

 

Hooper-Turner House

 Read about its history 

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 Hooper-Turner House

Let's make its future

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The Vision

River Line Visitor Center &

 multi-purpose community place

conceptual exterior plans 

(2.58 mb)

conceptual floor plans

 1632 sq. ft. finished

646 sq. ft. unfinished space

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Be a preservation cheerleader.

Send your name and email to

HOOPERTURNERHOUSE@GMAIL.COM

for preservation communications.

Act now!

This historic landmark's days are numbered.

  

Interior Photo Gallery 

Front Entry Living Room 

Side Door Entrance

Dining Room

Kitchen

Pantry

Bedroom

Bedroom Closets

Bathroom

Hallway

 


 

 

Do you live in

The River Line Historic Area?

 

 

 

click here for map

  

All contiguous 40 acre land lots

west of the Chattahoochee River

with River Line earthworks on the

Cobb County Civil War

 trench inventory map

 are included in

The River Line Historic Area.

   

click here to see RLHA

neighborhoods of distinction 

 

 


   

 

The Shoupades

A Worldwide Exclusive!

 


Model of a Civil War Shoupade fortification

 

   

    The River Line Historic Area derives its name from Johnston's River Line,

a 6 to 7 mile line of Civil War trenches

 and forts along the Chattahoochee River 

named after

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston,

who authorized its construction.


    Johnston's River Line

 is particularly significant due to its unique fortifications called Shoupades,

a worldwide exclusive to Cobb County designed by Confederate Brigadier General Francis A. Shoup.


    The Cherokee Indians occupied

 the land that would become

 Cobb County during the

1832 land lottery,

then populated by

 European farmers

 and evolving into the

diverse culture of today.