If this house in Home Park seems a little dated by today’s standards, there’s a good reason.
Built in 1870, it’s one of the neighborhood’s original dwellings and quite possibly the oldest functional home on the block.
Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,800 square feet, the house at 1102 McMillan St., is listed on the neighborhood’s website as the most aged among five other historical residences in Home Park. By Atlanta standards, it's ancient.
Originally known as Chastaintown, the area was once a center for horsetrading. In 1901, businessmen built the Atlanta Steel Hoop Company (on the site of what is now Atlantic Station) to provide a local source for cotton bale hoops and ties. In 1907, the business changed its name to Atlantic Steel Company, expanded its product line, and became one of the city’s largest manufacturing facilities.
Throughout the early and mid-1900s, workers from Atlantic Steel, a nearby cotton mill, and Westside stockyards occupied many of the residences in Home Park, and it’s a safe bet this spot housed a mill family or two. And, almost certainly later on, its share of Georgia Tech students.
Touted as being within walking distance to the learning institution, the listing goes on to describe the exterior as having recently repainted hand-cut mahogany siding, new interior paint and carpet, and a brick patio out back. There’s also at least three positively antique fireplaces.
If the home seems antiquated by today’s standards, something utterly from another time, just remember it’s nearly 150 years old. (The landscaping is apparently of similar vintage). Some buyers consider this type of antiquity a positive. And it's that exceedingly rare slice of intown single-family life available for less than $300,000.