1923 FLOWERS-ROBERTS HOUSE
About the BUILDING
The brick house at 725 North Dawson Street was built in 1923 by Joseph Hampton Flowers and designed by architect Frank Galliher. Other buildings in Thomasville built by Galliher include Eastside School, now the Thomasville Center for the Arts, the 1919 Flowers Baking Factory on Madison Street, and the original Thomasville utility building.
Built on the footprint of the 1893 Ewart mansion that burned in an electrical fire, the house was sold from Flowers to Fritz and Mildred Robert in 1939. During their time in the house, the Roberts family added carpeting to the floors, built partition walls between the dining room and living room, placed marble overlays on the fireplaces, dug out a basement, built a garage, and finished the attic for use as a bedroom and nursery.
About the TOUR
The main building, the Flowers-Roberts House, contains exhibits about the history of Thomas County, as well as the document, photo, and three-dimensional archives that provide the material evidence of what happened in Thomas County’s past.
A guided grounds tour of the Thomasville History Center begins with a 10-minute video documentary of Thomas County’s history, with an emphasis on the Resort Era hotels and the dozens of plantations scattered around Thomas County.
Your docent will then walk you through the 1870 Smith Homestead, which was moved to History Center grounds in 1974, and provides a setting to share the story of both the Smith family and yeoman farmers of the period.
From there, you will walk to the 1877 Emily Joyner-Matilda Calloway House, and hear the story of both the Civil War widow who first lived there, and the Flowers’ family nanny, Matilda Calloway, who lived there during the first half of the twentieth century. After the Joyner house, you will visit the 1896 Oliver Ewart Bowling Alley, built to entertain the winter resident who owned the History Center’s property from 1893-1900.
Following the bowling alley, you will go to the 1942 Roberts’ Garage, which currently houses a variety of carriages and other large artifacts. After the garage, you will return to the Flowers-Roberts House for a self-guided tour of the History Center’s many exhibits, including the timeline-style exhibits in the large Davis Wing addition at the rear of the house.
Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
725 North Dawson Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
Students (age 6-17): $5
Member Guests, Students (6-17) Free (Donations appreciated)
Member Guests, Adults (18+) Free (Donations appreciated)
Group Rate: $8 per Adult
(Groups Must Schedule in Advance)
Schedule Your Guided Tour
Use the contact form to schedule your guided tour today. *Completing this form does not guarantee a reservation slot. After submitting the form someone from our office will contact you and finalize your reservation.
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