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An Older Picture of The John Knox House

An Older Picture of The John Knox House

According to Mrs. Dorothy Hargrove Stoeger this is an older version of the John Knox House. See the next picture for the painting of the Forsyth House. [This photo courtesy of Martha Albertson]

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Guest 27-Dec-2011 04:56
This is a view of the left aspect of the house in the previous photo. With all due respect, again, I can prove with deed and title that this is not the JB Knox house. But, there is more to this mystery. On page 316 of Chris Trowell's book "THE DODGE LAND TROUBLES" is a photo of the Forsyth home taken after the murder (chimneys were cropped from the photo). Please compare the architectural details of the photo in the book to the photos of this home. Every detail is identical from the inverted T gable decor to the decorative rings set about 3 feet on the porch posts. Carefully compare the three photos. It is the same house as on page 316. Question is whether the caption on page 316 is correct. I think it is, as Oberly and 3 other men are purposely positioned in the photo as if to mark significance. The home on page 316,this photo and the previous picture are all the same house. The strange thing is that Mrs Stoeger's drawing from her childhood memory is not at all similar to the house on page 316 that is said to be the Forsyth home. (Rick Talbert (Please take the time to examine closely the details. If you are familiar with the home, you know the different angles from which these were all taken, it is very interesting.)
Guest 14-Jun-2005 18:51
I was born in the John Forsyth house in 1922. The house in the photograph is the John Knox house which has been restored and is still standing. My parents owned the Forsyth house from 1906 until the early 30's when they lost it during the depression. It burned not long after we moved out of it. The Forsyth house and the Knox house were built about the same time and of similar materials but the architecture was different.A recently published book, The Georgia Land Troubles, by Jane walker and Chris Trowell includes a picture of the Forsyth house along with an article written by my niece, Welda Davis Whigham who was also born in the house. If there is any way for you to correct the caption on the website I would be most grateful.