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Ware-Lyndon House

293 Hoyt St.
Athens, GA 30601

The Ware-Lyndon House, 1856, became Athens’ first city recreation center and has been completely restored as both a house museum and the centerpiece of the Lyndon House Arts Center complex. The Late Greek Revival home with Italianate influence is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house museum hosts a decorative collection reflecting two prosperous doctors and their families: Dr. Edward Ware and Dr. Edward Lyndon. A new interpretive display aims to tell the full, dynamic and truthful story of the enslaved plantation and domestic workers. A short film provides insight into enslaved families and their descendants, charting a musical journey that suits the rich musical history of Athens. This film features two musicians with family ties to the enslaved, David Wilborn Jr., whose father was born enslaved here and Hall Johnson, whose enslaved great grandparents lived and forced to labor on this campus.