Historic Tate House
Tate, GA 30177
Recently named one of the top “must see” places in Georgia by Georgia Magazine, the beautiful pink marble mansion is one of the most photographed privately owned homes in Georgia, and is listed as the Pink Palace in the National Register of Historic Places.
Situated on an enormous vein of marble, the mansion was built as a personal home by Colonel Sam Tate, land/baron, philanthropist and business tycoon. In 1834, Samuel Tate purchased the land the Tate House stands on and moved his family from Lumpkin County, Georgia. His son, Stephen Tate, began the mining of marble, which eventually placed Tate, Georgia on the map.
It was Stephen Tate’s son, the eldest of his 19 children known as “Colonel Sam Tate,” who consolidated the marble interests and gained control by 1917. Legends were told of a rare, bright pink marble, referred to as “Etowah” marble. 1920-21, Colonel Sam began watching the rare Etowah Pink Marble that came from the quarry just behind the house. Setting the matching pieces aside, he began construction of the Pink Marble Mansion.
The interior of the house is as beautiful as the exterior. The entire first floor boasts varying types of marble floors and marble mantles on all four fireplaces. The second floor has four bedrooms, a morning kitchen and an office. Each bedroom has a fireplace. The summer kitchen has the original triple oak iceboxes and tin sink with butler’s pantry.
There are six working fountains on the estate. The gardens invite you to stroll through the centuries old oaks and black walnut trees.
The home now operates as one of the most beautiful and romantic wedding and event facilities in North Georgia.
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