Madison, GA’s Masterpiece on Main in “The Best Small Town in GA” (named so by Southern Living Magazine, 2018) has been SOLD. Built in 1883 and influenced by Oscar Wilde’s American Tour the previous year, the Foster-Thomason-Miller House interior is a spectacular example of the Aesthetic Movement and retains its original floor plan and artistic/architectural details (carved wood, plasterwork caryatids, frescoed ceilings, grotto wallpaper, faux finishes). The house suffered smoke and water damage after a rear kitchen addition burned in 2001, so this is a fixer-upper.
Incorporated as Georgia’s first countywide conservancy in 2000, the Madison-Morgan Conservancy, a 501(c)3, works to protect Morgan County’s farms, forests, and front porches for future generations. As part of its newly minted Endangered Properties Revolving Fund, the Conservancy has sold its first endangered historic property, the Foster-Thomason-Miller House, aka Madison’s Masterpiece on Main, to preservation buyers who have agreed to rehab it to certain standards.