Amid the hustle and bustle of Broad Street in downtown Augusta, it's hard to imagine the 1797 Ezekiel Harris house as it originally was, an isolated house in the country along a dirt road. Ezekiel Harris bought two lots of the White House Tract in 1794. Among those 323 ½ acres, he built what has come to be “the finest eighteenth-century house surviving in Georgia...", according to The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America. Over the years, the land was sold bit by bit as it passed from the hands of one family to another, resulting in the neighborhood of Harrisburg. But as you walk through the dogwoods and roses in bloom and see the apples starting grow, it is a little easier to remember the beauty of nature the Harris family would have been surrounded by.
AMH Education Manager, Heather Sellers captured a few springtime shots of the grounds of the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House. Take a look at the beauty of springtime in Augusta.