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Buford’s Historic Homes

As Buford flourished, so did its architecture. The steady growth of local economics gave rise to many superb residential structures in a wide variety of styles. One can see landmarks in the Queen Anne Victorian, Greek Revival, Italian Renaissance, Georgian Revival, Colonial Revival, Baronial Revival, Arts & Crafts and Mission styles. Within the historic residential area the landscape is littered with many Victorian cottages, mission bungalows, and period mill houses, many of which have been restored. The families that built these homes were closely tied to the leather industry and economic impact from the related businesses. The most prolific of these families were Bona Allen and his children. Around the turn of the century his children were coming of age and establishing their own households and gave Buford some of its most outstanding landmarks along Main Street. A self-guided walking tour is the best way to see these homes, and a guide is provided at the Museum of Buford at no charge. You may also download a map by clicking here.

Self-Guided Walking Tour

 

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The Bona Allen, Sr. Mansion (built in 1911) - year of photo 1914
Wadleigh Allen Home - once sat next spur leading to the Tannery
Victor H. Allen Home (built in 1908) - year of photo 1914
Bona Allen, Sr.'s First Mansion (built in 1891) - year of photo 1908
Stonehedge (Kate Allen Shadburn Home built in 1904)
E.W. Vance Home
E. W. Vance Home
The L.P. Patillo Home
Bona Allen, Sr.'s First Mansion - year of photo late 1980's
The Mayson Home - year of photo late 1980's
The H. W. Christian Home
The John Q. Allen Home - year of photo late 1980's
The C. I. White Home - year of photo late 1980's
The Byrd Brogdon Home - year of photo late 1980's
The John F. Espy Home - year of photo late 1980's
Bona Allen, Jr. Home - year of photo late 1980's
The Sewell/Archer Home - year of photo late 1980's