Swan House Museum at Atlanta History Center



The Swan House was built in 1928 for Edward and Emily Inman in Atlanta, Georgia. After their house in Ansley Park burned in 1924, the Inmans commissioned the Atlanta architectural firm of Hentz, Reid and Adler to design a new house in on 28 acres in Buckhead, a northern Atlanta community. The new mansion's design was executed by Philip Trammell Shutze, combining Renaissance revival styles with a Classical approach on the main facade. The rear facade is less formal, and is sited at the top of a small hill with terraced gardens and a fountain cascading down the hillside. A recurring motif are sculpted or painted swans throughout the house and grounds.

Edward Inman died in 1931, but Emily lived there until 1965. The house and grounds were acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966. The house is operated as part of the Atlanta History Center as a 1920s and 1930s historic house museum, with many of the Inmans' original furnishings.

This historical building served as the finish line of the 19th season of The Amazing Race.  It was also used to film some scenes in the 2013 film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
A classic Super Six Hudson.

The original hand-painted English wallpaper still hangs in the dining room.

The kitchen was updated in the 1950s.

A vintage waffle iron sits prominently on the counter.


Vintage culinary accoutrement.

Cypress graces the walls of the library.

Herbert J. Millard an English immigrant executed the carvings throughout the house.

The morning room.

Mrs. Inman's bedroom.

Mrs. Inman's bathroom.

The grandchildren's bedroom.

The stairway in the grand hall.

The garden façade and entrance.
For more information about The Swan House Museum or Atlanta History Center, visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com.



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