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Property Name Root, William and Hannah, House
Reference Number 14000061
State Georgia
County Cobb
Town Marietta
Street Address 145 Denmead Street NW
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 3/12/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000061.pdf
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The William and Hannah Root House is significant at the local level under Criterion C in the area of architecture as a good, intact example of a central hallway 1-house that retains its historic design and materials. 1-houses were built in the Piedmont and Upper Coastal Plain regions of Georgia throughout the 19th century with most examples dating to the 1840s, 1850s, 1870s, and 1890s, making the William and Hannah Root House one of the earliest known examples in the state. The Root house is also one of the oldest extant buildings in Marietta, and the city's only documented surviving in-town middle-class residence of its time. The Root house meets Criteria Consideration B as a moved building because the house was moved as a measure to save it and because it has been moved to a new location very close to its original location in Marietta, and oriented as it was originally on a site that is compatible with its original site.

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