Roswell is asking residents what it should do with Mimosa Hall & Gardens, an antebellum estate the city acquired in August. AJC FILE

Roswell surveys residents on Mimosa Hall

Roswell is asking residents in an online survey what they believe the city should do with the recently acquired Mimosa Hall & Gardens, an antebellum mansion on a 9-acre site in the heart of the city.

The estate, at 127A Bulloch Ave., has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 6,308 square feet. Built as a wooden structure in 1841 for John Dunwoody, a shareholder in the Roswell Manufacturing Co., it burned in a fire that year and was rebuilt with brick walls and completed in 1846.

It passed through a number of hands but retained its historic character, and it was sold to the city, along with most of its vintage furniture, in August.

“Feedback from the community will aid the city in determining the best use of the home and its gardens,” officials said in announcing questionnaire. The survey asks two questions: How would you like to see Mimosa Hall used? And, How should the city pay for maintaining Mimosa Hall & Gardens?

The survey will be open until Nov. 30 at: http://bit.ly/2Ac2OBD

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