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Landers-Cain House, 915 Pleasant Hill Road, Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, GA



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Item Title
BWPhotos 378265

Location
915 Pleasant Hill Road, Lawrenceville, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2304
Building/structure dates: 1823 initial construction
Significance: The Landers-Cain House is a representative example of an "I" house type with Greek Revival style architectural elements. The exact date of construction has not been determined, but archival and deed research places it between 1823 and 1840. In 1820, the land lot in which the house was located was drawn by Humphrey D. Landers, who moved there between 1822 and 1825. Construction details are consistent with these dates. Many of the early settlers to the Georgia Piedmont, after cession of these lands by the Creek and Cherokee, migrated from North and South Carolina. The house is located on the intersection of Beaver Ruin Creek and Pleasant Hill Road, one of the earliest crossroads in Gwinnett County and an important location in the county's history. Eli Landers, the son of the builder of the house, was a Confederate soldier whose letters have recently been published. The Cain family, who also lived in the house for several generations, also were important founders of the area; many Cain family members are interred nearby at Sweetwater Creek cemetery.

Subjects
Homesteading
Farmhouses
War (Civil War)


Related Names
Landers, Humphrey D.
Landers, Eli
Cain, L. E. Luke.
Landers, Susan
Cain, Leonard
Cain, Winney
Ehrenhard, Ellen B., Historian
Macek, Vince, Photographer
Stoops, Rick, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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