Boone Garner Norton House
With its High Victorian architecture, this stunning home was originally built by Joseph R. Boone in 1885. Boone was a large land holder in Hall County; he served as an Ordinary and City Clerk in Gainesville. In 1915 the home was purchased and renovated by Ed Barrett , who added two new rooms to the rear of the home. Dr. Raleigh and Mrs. Gladys Garner owned the home from 1930-1970. Gladys Garner has a long history of service to the Gainesville Community. She was the only woman on the Hospital Authority of Hall County Hospital, now Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and is the only woman on listed on the Cornerstone. She was on the committee that founded the Hospital Auxiliary and served on the board of trustees from 1949-1961. The house was purchased by honorable Judge William L. Norton Jr., who renovated it for use as law offices in 1971.
(Modern photographs of Green Street homes taken in 2022 by City of Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Intern Emma King. Historic photographs and information gathered from our friends at The Gainesville Times, The Norton Agency, the Historical Society of Hall County, the National Register of Historic Places, and the Digital Library of Georgia.)