605 Green Street

Riley Newman Quinlan House

The Riley family moved to Gainesville from Greenville, SC in 1897, where they purchased one-third interest in Brenau University. They then purchased this property from S.C. Dunlap and H.H. Dean in 1902. It was then purchased by Harvey M. Newman, a dry goods merchant, in 1917. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Quinlan moved to Gainesville from Philadelphia and purchased the home in 1936. The Quinlan family added the two story pediment gable portico in 1939. At the end of 1939, there were a total of 6 ½ bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, and 6 fireplaces in the home. George Jones bought the home from the Quinlans in 1973, and he lived there for many years before the home was converted into office spaces.

Riley Newman Quinlan House, 1975

(Modern photographs of Green Street homes taken in 2022 by the 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.)

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