Alpharetta OKs historic designation for 1930 house

A house at 333 Milton Ave. has been officially designated historic by the Alpharetta City Council. CITY OF ALPHARETTA

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A house at 333 Milton Ave. has been officially designated historic by the Alpharetta City Council. CITY OF ALPHARETTA

The Alpharetta City Council has voted to officially designate as historic a more-than 88-year-old house at 333 Milton Ave.

Described as having aesthetic and architectural significance, the dwelling dates to 1930, was owned by Q.A. Wills – who served as mayor of Alpharetta – and was home to one of the founding families of the city, staff said in a report to the council.

The building “is an outstanding representative of a Vernacular Style home of that time period,” staff said.

Tracy Ward, downtown consultant for the city, said the property should get historic designation as it is “an outstanding example of a rural southern cottage,” staff said. The Georgia Historic Preservation Trust cites the building’s significance as a good example of vernacular architecture of the 1930s.

The house currently is owned by the One Ninety Three Residential Group LLC.