Thornton House (Stone Mountain, Georgia)

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Thornton House is a historic house in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

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Thomas Redman Thornton (1769–1826) constructed the house around 1790 at Union Point, Georgia. The house was moved in the late 1960s by the Atlanta Art Association to a location behind the High Museum of Art in Midtown Atlanta. Then the house was moved again in 1968 for final reconstruction in Stone Mountain Park. [1]

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