Historic Markers Across Georgia

Margaret Mitchell House

Marker ID:  
Location: In front of the Margaret Mitchell House at 990 Peachtree Street at 10th St., Atlanta, GA.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.870    W 084° 23.044
  33.78116666    -84.38406666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMAJ56
Margaret Mitchell House Marker  


Completed in 1899 by Cornelius J. Sheehan, the Margaret Mitchell House, was originally a single-family, Tudor Revival residence. In 1913, the house was relocated to the rear of the property and converted into a ten-unit apartment building, known as the Crescent Apartments, in 1919.

In 1925, Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, moved into Apartment No. 1 where Mitchell wrote the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Gone with the Wind.

Today, the Margaret Mitchell House is a designated city landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a popular tourist destination, and home to the award-winning Literary Center at the Margaret Mitchell House.

Atlanta History Center 2010

Margaret Mitchell House
Margaret Mitchell House


More Information:
Wikipedia - Margaret Mitchell
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)
Atlanta History Center - Margaret Mitchell House

Wikipedia - Gone with the Wind (book)
Wikipedia - Gone with the Wind (film)

Margaret Mitchell Marsh is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, GA.