Brumby Little House is a historic site that dates back to the 19th century and was created in 1851. This building is significant because the house was used for residence that can be traced to the Civil War. While the house has been a home during the Civil War, it also has an amazing architecture because it is Greek Revival construction. The house has been changed slightly in the interior, but the outside of the building is very similar to what it looked like in 1851.
Brumby Little House
has a significant rich history in that it was built in the 19th century and was
used by Colonel Arnoldus Brumby . He served in the 14th Georgia Regiment in the
Confederate Army. Brumby also was a superintendent for the Georgia Military
Institute (this building was dismantled by the Union troops during the Civil
War) and the Institute was located right
next to his house. He was also a graduate of West Point and was from Sumner,
South Carolina and used the house as a residence. This building is also
interesting in that it was once a
hospital for Union soldiers , and because Sherman and Brumby were friends while
they attended West Point, the building was saved from being burned to the
While the history
of the building is significant, so is the architecture and style of the house .
The house is a Greek Revival and it has six columnns that hold the porch and can
be seen in the front area. There are windows that have sidelights and shutters,
and the door holds six panels that are framed with four transoms. The house is
painted white on the outside, and the construction of the house is central
hall. The exterior of the house is similar to its original state and form, but
the interior has had some changes done, and has
Egyptian influence. The interior had work done such as the fireplace and
chimney being removed, and another room has been added. Many of the wood floors
have also been changed into bricks that
are located on the front porch. While
there have been slight changes to the inside of the house, the outside is still
historical and significant.
When the Civil
War ended Brumby had given up the house, re-located to Atlanta, and sold it to Ellan M, Bradley. In 1926 the Trezevants family decorated the interior
and the house was then owned by the Little Family. Mrs.Little was the daughter of the Trezevants and currently the house is still
privately owned. However, it is opened by request as a house museum and touring
site, but it also serves other functions and venues.