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Mimosa Hall Is Open

                                                                                     About Mimosa Hall and Gardens
                                                                                     Mimosa Hall, located at 127 Bulloch
                                                                                     Avenue in Roswell, was built in 1841
                                                                                     for the James Dunwoody family and
                                                                                     in conjunction with Roswell’s other
                                                                                     historic homes of Barrington Hall,
                                                                                     Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation.
        Since the purchase of Mimosa Hall    an exceptional and unique space it      In 1918, Atlanta architect J. Neel
        four years ago, the City of Roswell’s   will be for special events and other   Reid purchased the property,
        Recreation, Parks, Historic and      gatherings,” said Jeff Leatherman,      overseeing many of the changes
        Cultural Affairs Department has been   Director of the City of Roswell’s     and improvements of the home and
        progressively working toward a series   Recreation, Parks, Historic and      grounds as seen today. Mimosa
        of milestones to survey, assess, repair,   Cultural Affairs Department.      remained in private hands until 2017,
        and improve the home and grounds.    Although much has been                  when it was purchased by the City of
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        These milestones have included       accomplished to prepare Mimosa Hall
        an historic building and grounds     for its next evolution as a specialty
        assessment, ground-penetrating radar   venue, Leatherman wants visitors to
        and tree surveys, a facility condition   understand that there is still more   operated by the City—Barrington Hall,
        assessment, a historic structures    work to be done.                      Bulloch Hall, and Archibald Smith
        report, an archeological study, and   “This is one major step in a long    Plantation—Mimosa Hall will not be
        many repair and replacement projects,   process,” said Leatherman. “There are   operated as a museum and will not
        including the installation of an     some unique challenges that come      maintain regular hours. Mimosa Hall
        integrated solar roof/energy system   with the repair and maintenance of   Grounds are open for public visitation
        in partnership with the Friends of   a 180-year-old home. We’ve come a     with the exception of when closed for
        Mimosa Hall and Gardens. Facility    long way, but we’re still working on the   private rentals or events. Otherwise,
        improvements have culminated in      continued improvement of the house    the public is welcome to visit the
        the home’s most recent milestone:    and grounds, and we appreciate our    grounds during daylight hours. The
        receiving the Certificate of Occupancy   community’s ongoing support as we   front gate will be open Tuesday-
        (CO) that makes it possible to start   restore this historic property to its   Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday
        renting the facility.                former beauty.”                       1-4 p.m., during the normal operating

        “After much hard work and dedication,   Members of the public interested in   hours of The Southern Trilogy historic
                                                                                   homes. Grounds are also accessible
        we are excited to be able to invite   renting in Mimosa Hall will be able to   via Bulloch Hall at the gazebo on
        members of the public into Mimosa    view the home by appointment. Unlike   Orchard Hill.
        Hall and to show our community what   the other historic homes owned and

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