The Tate House, History in the "Pink"

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North Georgia is the Marble Capital for the U.S. Many of the public buildings around the country and even in Europe have Georgia Marble in them . One of the prominent families in the marble business, which is still active today is the Tate Family. In fact in the mountains the town of Tate is a pretty little village. You can even buy homes made by Sears in the 1920's. Sitting in the village is the Tate House.

front of the Tate HouseFront of the Tate house features pretty columns and gardens. Of course the home is made of marble. In fact a vein of pink marble was discovered and mined . The Tate's felt this pink marble would be a hot item. You can go into homes fro sale in our mountains and some times see fireplaces clad in pink marble.side view of the Tate house

Side view of Tate house shows fountains and gives a better look at the Marble the home is made of. There are cottages to stay at and today the home still has family living in it but can be used for functions and events. A great piece of Georgia history and really quite unique and I think pretty. Where is the Tate house?

View from the front porch of the Tate houseLocated in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains of course. This is the view from the front porch.

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Comments (9)

Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Corona, CA

Hi Charlie,

Wow...that's a pretty amazing house. It must be something to see it in person. Thanks for sharing.

May 21, 2009 01:02 AM
Jane Baer
Jane Baer Realty - Blairsville, GA
Everything we touch turns to SOLD


That house is unbelievable! There is so much history here in the mountains! Can you tell me where exactly this is? Looks like it will make a great day trip to nose around some!


May 21, 2009 01:13 AM
South Austin Real Estate Blog
Sky Realty South Austin - Austin, TX

HI Charlie, thats one beautiful house, I can only imagine how gorgeous it is in person, if ever I get to the Georgia Mountain areas, I will certainly want to look at this place. Thanks for sharing this with us.

May 21, 2009 01:14 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Charlie, What a beautiful house!! Awesome post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

May 21, 2009 01:44 AM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


Nice architecture...beautiful pictures!!! Thanks,   Fran

May 21, 2009 03:39 AM
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Hi Charlie.....what a magnificent building and grounds.  I had no idea this existed and thank you for introducing us to this work of art.  Good stuff :-)

May 21, 2009 04:25 AM
Kim White LeBlanc
Keller Williams Las Vegas Realty - Las Vegas, NV

Hi, Charlie

Wow that is a wonderful house it looks very peaceful from every view you showed on the pictures thank you for sharing the story too. It must be beautiful standing in front of the house too.

Have a wonderful day,

Kim White

May 21, 2009 06:31 AM
Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Thank you all for your great comments. I am traveling around Camera in hand featuring North Georgia property , settings and culture. I like looking at other areas so I hope folks will enjoy these pictures. Thanks for taking the time to view and comment

May 21, 2009 07:12 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Beautiful building and gardens.  I have never seen a pink brick building before, thanks.

May 21, 2009 09:50 AM