Mimosa Hall was built in 1841 for John Dunwoody, a shareholder in the Roswell Manufacturing company. A fire damaged some of the walls and was rebuilt with brick in 1846.
The house spans over 6,308 square feet and has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The area around the house features 14 gardens.
In 1947, the home was bought by Granger Hansell and remained in the family up until the city purchased it. Roswell also bought some of the home's furniture for $30,000.
Roswell councilman Donald J. Horton — who recently ran for the office of mayor in the city — told the AJC in June that the council wanted the house to be "a wonderful venue the community can gather around."
Mimosa Hall will also be discussed at a 5 p.m. meeting on Tuesday for the Administration, Finance, and Recreation and Parks Committee, according to an agenda.
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