Bucky of Buckhead

The current owners of the Meredith House had heard stories of game mounts displayed by prior owners. As an English Tudor Revival residence, the house seemed to crave such a display. Trouble was that the current owners are not game hunters. Therein lay the dilemma. The issue was resolved in 2016 with the addition of […]

The Help

Meredith House was designed with live-in, hired help in mind. The carriage house’s upper floor was originally used as servants’ quarters.  The roughly 700 square foot floor plan included two separate bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen.  The space is currently being utilized by ESN Artisan Jewelry as an artist’s studio. According to the 1940 Census, […]

Exterior: Georgia Slate Roof

“There’s one thing unique about this house and no longer reproducible – – God only knows how much it’d cost you if you had to get it – – and that’s the roof.  That is Rockmart slate.” – James C. Wise, Meredith House Architect Those words from the architect to the Thompsons in 1973 (Track […]

1973 Interview with Architect

The Audio In December 1973, the Thompsons were wise enough to audio-record a walking tour of Meredith House with the architect, James C. Wise.  The Thompsons were the fifth family to reside in Meredith House and moved in during Summer 1973.  Through perseverance, the Thompsons inquired about the identity of the architect and ultimately located […]

Then and Now Photos

Here are a few side-by-side photos of Meredith House for historical comparison.  The house remains remarkably intact to its original design.  The “now” photos are about sixty years later.  Please note that some of the trees in the 1953 Front Elevation photo are clearly visible in the 2013 Front Elevation photo.  The growth of the […]

1938 – 1954: The Merediths

Kenneth A. Meredith was born in Liberty Center, Indiana about 1903 to John H. and Zella (nee Mott) Meredith. John H. Meredith lived in Muncie, Indiana and worked in the street car barn according to the 1907 Muncie (IN) City Directory. By the 1910 Census, John and Zetta [sic] Meredith lived in Grant, West Virginia […]

The Builder

The Meredith House was built by Arthur “Sam” Hudson Satterwhite. According to audio with the architect, Sam Satterwhite was selected based on his bid. The plans were drawn up with specifications and put out to bid. According to the architect, Satterwhite put in the low bid and was selected. The architect noted that Satterwhite was […]