Stepping back in time: Alpharetta’s oldest resident

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Alpharetta’s past comes alive in the Skelton-Teasley House, claiming the title of the city’s very oldest building. Built in 1856 for Dr. Oliver Perry-Skelton, the brick home was built for the family of the physician, postmaster and Ordinary of Milton County. The Greek Revival-style house stands proudly on one of the highest points in town.

Originally serving as a home and post office, the building now houses The Ginger Room, a charming cafe offering delicious treats and a unique connection to Alpharetta’s history. So, grab a pastry and step back in time, marveling at this architectural gem and enduring legacy.

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