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The Marietta Pilgrimage
A Christmas Home Tour through Marietta, Georgia

The Winn Cottage, c. 1950

31 Winn Street


The Winn Cottage PhotoBuilt in 1950 for the Irving J. Dorley family, the Winn Cottage is an excellent example of suburban ranch style architecture. One of America’s most popular mid-century styles, ranch homes typically featured open floor plans, outdoor patios and porches, and prominently placed garages. After America entered World War II in 1941, the federal government selected Marietta as the site of a new manufacturing plant operated by the Bell Aircraft Corporation. The plant reopened as the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in 1951, where the Winn Cottage’s owner, Mr. Dorley, was employed as an engineer. During this time, Marietta’s population nearly tripled, and hundreds of suburban ranch style homes were constructed for the workers and their families. The home was purchased by Beth Johnston in 1993, and has been lovingly renovated. Tour goers will be especially interested in the home’s beautiful antique furnishings and paintings.


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