This Greek Revival mansion was built 1853 to 1855 by Benjamin Harvey Hill for his wife, Caroline Holt Hill. Senator Hill served in the Georgia Legislature, Confederate Congress, and U.S. House and Senate. He was arrested at Bellevue in May, 1865 along with Stephen Mallory, Secretary of the Confederate Navy.

The stately antebelllum home, located in the heart of LaGrange, Georgia, at 204 Ben Hill Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.

Open for Tours

Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, & holidays

Call 706-884-1832 or e-mail chris@bellevuelagrange.com for more information or to make an appointment to tour. Group rates are offered.

Available for private parties.

One of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the state. The exterior features ionic columns across wide porticos.

Inside, massive carved wood cornices grace the doors and windows, while black Italian marble mantles and plaster ceiling medalllions enchant all who visit. Upstairs, a half-tester bed and a collection of period pieces and family mementos are on display. The home is furnished in the style of the 1850's. Shown here are the portraits on display of Senator Hill and Mrs. Hill.

Bellevue was purchased by the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation and presented in 1942 as a gift to the LaGrange Woman's Club to be used as a clubhouse. First renovations were completed in the 1950's when the club began meeting here. The house continues to be under the care of the Woman's Club.

Funds for maintenance of this historic home come from guided tours, event rentals, projects of the LaGrange Woman's Club, and donations from individuals and organizations.

The LaGrange Woman's Club

The LaGrange Woman's Club meets monthly at Bellevue. Organized in 1908, the club has a long history of community service. While maintaining Bellevue is now its primary concern, the club continues to provide funds for the Barbara Malis Music Scholarship and for various community needs. Members act as docents for special tours.

Annual events include a spring barbecue plate sale and a Christmas wreath sale.

For information on joining, call 706-884-1832 or e-mail chris@bellevuelagrange.com

The Bellevue gates (shown in an early photo at left) were removed in 1905 to convert the carriage drive to a residential street, now Ben Hill Street. The gateposts now reside at LaGrange College.

The house is included each year in the Tour of Homes as part of the LaGrange Hydrangea Festival.

Photo at right (circa 1900) is courtesy of the Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia Collection, trp203.

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia Collection, trip203

Amenities for Private Parties

Handsome formal dining room
Grand double parlor
Caterer's kitchen
"Bride's bedroom"
"Groom's bedroom"
Formal sitting room
Grand staircase
Wrap around porch

Call 706-884-1832 or e-mail chris@bellevuelagrange.com for more information or to make an appointment to discuss rental

Directions:
From North Lafayette Square in downtown LaGrange, go west on Broad Street four blocks. Turn right on Ben Hill Street. The house is two blocks north. Parking is in the rear.

For more historical data on Troup County, contact the Troup County Archives.

Bellevue is a member of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

Call 706-884-1832 or e-mail chris@bellevuelagrange.com

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