Historic Preservation Bike Ride

Bicycle Ride to benefit Historic Preservation of Acworth, May 5, 2018 has been rescheduled for May 26, 2018 because of a high change of inclement weather.

Tickets are now on sale for $20 if purchased by May 21.  After that they will be $30.
If you cannot attend but would still like to donate to Acworth Historic Preservation!

Begins 11AM at Brookwood Christian School
Ends at approx. 1PM at Center Street Tavern

The tour will cycle through historic Acworth for 1.5 miles over approximately 2 hours, stopping to hear about interesting homes and buildings, and the people who helped make this city great!  We will not enter any of the homes, rather enjoy the outdoors and hear about them.

It will end at Center Street Tavern for a Nacho Bar and beverage, included in the ticket price!  This is the route for the tour and you will learn about 12-15 homes.

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List of Homes

  1. J. W. McMillan House ~ c. 1879 
  2. Kienel Compound ~ c. 1926 
  3. McEver House ~ c. 1840 
  4. Jesse L. Lemon House ~ c. 1880 
  5. Acworth Elementary School ~ c. 1852/1868 
  6. Orlando Awtrey House ~ c. 1882 
  7. The Honeymoon House ~ c. 1904 
  8. Sills/McCall-House ~ c. 1938 
  9. Kemp-Dyer House ~ c. 1937 
  10. Sprayberry House ~ c. 1937
  11. Lacey House ~ c. 1938
  12. Sellers House ~ 1999
  13. Acworth Hardware Company ~ c. ?

This year’s proceeds will help restore the old Acworth Smokehouse on the Marietta Root House property.  For years, this historic smokehouse sat unnoticed behind a home on Northside Drive in downtown Acworth.  The home was purchased by a local developer and was slated for demolition. Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, Inc. (CLHS), immediately reached out to the developer to see if there was any interest in preserving the smokehouse. The developer had no plans to preserve the smokehouse but was interested in donating it to CLHS.

Acworth Smokehouse
Original smokehouse prior to being taken down.

Because the Smokehouse was in such poor condition, it was determined that dismantling the building would be safer than moving it in one piece.  The Smokehouse was taken down brick by brick and the bricks have been cleaned and stored, ready to be rebuilt.
Click here for more information on the project.

Smokehouse Bricks
The bricks, waiting to be rebuilt

 

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