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Pebble Hill archives

The Pebble Hill Plantation Archive area contains access to a myriad of articles, records and artifacts accessible to online patrons. Listed below are links to a number of interesting articles located on our website. We invite you to visit these links and familiarize yourself with Pebble Hill. [Some links lead to pdf documents, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. If you do not have this reader, click here to download

General History of Pebble Hill

  • History in Brief ( a short history of Pebble Hill) Read More
  • Life on a Shooting Plantation, a Gilded Age Adventure for the Powerful and Prominent Part I Read More

Major Players in Pebble Hill's History

  • Howard Melville Hanna (Mel), Life on a Shooting Plantation, a Gilded Age Adventure for the Powerful and Prominent Part II Read More
  • Kate Benedict Ireland Harvey, Life on a Shooting Plantation, a Gilded Age Adventure for the Powerful and Prominent Part III Read More
  • Elisabeth Ireland Poe (Pansy), Life on a Shooting Plantation, a Gilded Age Adventure for the Powerful and Prominent Part IV Read More
  • Other Family Members
    • Louise Ireland Humphrey, Pansy's niece (1918-2012) - past Chair of Pebble Hill Foundation Board of Trustees Read More
    • Margo Humphrey Bindhardt, Pansy's great niece (1944-2012) - past Chair of the Pebble Hill Foundation Board of Trustees Read More
    • Kate Ireland, Pansy's niece (1930-2011) Read More

Pebble Hill Plantation

  • Buildings
    • The Log Cabin School. The first structure Kate built was a dog trot cabin. Read More
    • Fire Engine House, which houses the carpenter's shop, the nurses station and the fire engine. Read More
  • Grounds
    • The Baby Big Oak. Pebble Hill is home to one of the trees grown from the last of Thomasville's Big Oak's acorns. Read More
  • Gardens
    • Ethelwyn Harrison designed the gardens at Pebble Hill Plantation. Read More
  • Architect & Builders
    • William J. Furze (1885-1979) master carpenter came from Cleveland to work on the Main House. Read More

Collections & Exhibits

  • Fine Arts
    • Audubon Still Amazes. It was Kate's interest in the local wildlife of south Georgia that led her to acquire 33 original Audubon prints. Read More
    • Sporting Art Read More
    • Aiden Lassell Ripley, watercolorist Read More
  • Carriages
    • The Phaeton. Fast, sporty and dangerous, what a carriage! Read More
  • Furniture
    • Pebble Hill's Exquisite Cabinetry. The built-in breakfront bookcases in the Big Room were custom made for PHP. Read More
    • Seymour Style Furniture. The two beautiful sideboards in the formal dining room have an interesting past. Read More
    • Antique Lectern Read More
    • English Regency Table Read More

Decorative Arts

  • Culinary related objects
    • PHP China Collection. PHP owns over 30 sets of dinner plates by the world's finest china manufacurers. Read More
  • Lamps & Lanterns
    • The Chippendale Lantern hanging from the dome above the main staircase. Read More
  • Exhibits
    • Parker's Vault, 2012 exhibit in Pebble Hill's Lifestyles Gallery features articles recently discovered in Parker's Vault. Read More
    • Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery, home to one of the country's finest collections of sporting art. Read More

Lifestyle

  • Sports
  • Picnics
  • Holidays
  • Other
    • The Fusser's Book 1904. From a dusty Pebble Hill Main House closet came a most intersting book explaining how your gentlemen and young ladies should interact with each other. Read More
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