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The Marietta Pilgrimage
A Christmas Home Tour through Marietta, Georgia

The Cox-Brown-Parker House, c. 1900

109 Maple Avenue

 

The Cox-Brown-Parker House PhotoOriginally constructed in 1900, this Victorian cottage has many memories that have been shared among family, friends and neighbors. Many of the houses on Maple Avenue erected at this time were built as homes for the employees of the Brumby Chair Company. Early owners of the house were William and Mary McLellan.

 

William R. Cox purchased the property at some point between 1910 and 1920. Cox, his wife, and his son Raymond and his family lived in the house until the 1950s. Mr. Raymond, as he was known in the neighborhood, owned a meat and grocery market on Powder Springs Road called Cox’s Market. The original land lot was 25 acres, which ran from Maple Avenue to Moon Street. The rear property was used as a farm and housed 25 beef cattle at any given time. They also used to host pony rides. Raymond and Emma Cox raised three of their five children at this house – Ruth, Jerry, and Joe.

 

Renee Curlee owned the house from 1995-2011 and she renovated the house. In 2011, Roy and Courtney Fleeman bought the property. The current owners, Jean and Alan Parker, purchased the home in 2013. The house maintains its original footprint and there have been no additions. The office was initially the sleeping porch and the kitchen was an unusually large size for its time. The large size of the kitchen is attributed to the belief that the meat for the market was prepared here. Of special note are original features such as coal-burning fireplaces, 10 foot ceilings, built-ins in the living room and picture molding.

 

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