Former Singleton Home

In 1832, George W. Singleton received a 202-acre land grant from the Creek Indians and built this home on the site. The early nineteenth-century Greek Revival-style house was built in the 1850s and is one of the older homes of Perry. Its style is easily identified by its full-width porch, entryway columns sized in scale to the porch type, a front door surrounded by narrow rectangular windows, and hipped roof with cornices sporting a wide trim. It is significant as an excellent example of a “Sand Hills Cottage,” a building type not commonly found outside the Augusta area. This was home to seven generations of related Singleton families. Today the wide steps leading to the second floor and the cupola no longer remain, but the appearance otherwise remains the same as its original construction.