This is the story of a house rescued by a committed group of individuals. In this video I get a tour of the Wynne-Russell house in Lilburn, Georgia. It was built around 1826 and represents a period of time in Georgia when settlers were expanding west and setting up agricultural farms on which to raise large families. This type of house would have been built by the average person on their homestead, and gives a glimpse into the life of a regular person making a living in that era.
Historian Shannon Byers, of the Historic Preservation Committee, tells the story of the families that lived in the home, and the inevitable decline after the last occupant passed away. Eventually it was bought by the city and given a new life. This is the story of a house rescued and renovated, and a story about the restoration work of many volunteers who continue to make it a place for the whole community to enjoy.