United States of America, Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta
Heard House (Augusta, Georgia)
"The house was built by Isaac Thomas Heard in the late 1890's and the land behind the house was a vegetable garden. Heard kept a diary of what and when he planted each plot. His daughter, Katherine, married Dr. Righton Robertson and they built a brick house next door. After Mr. Heard died in 1928, the main house and other lots were sold."
"In 1958, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Caffey (née Cazenove Miller) bought the Heard house from Mr. and Mrs. Jim Robinson. Subsequently, Cazenove bought back part of the original land behind the neighbors. She later married Commander Leslie Helm and they remained in the house until she died at age 101."
"It since has been beautifully restored and the garden is being developed to be enjoyed by the young family. A local architect, Jeff Tilden, has drawn up a plan and is in the process of completing the garden, which is quite an asset to the neighborhood."
"Historic Augusta, Inc. has awarded the 1997 Preservation Award for the renovation of Heard House without compromising its architectural integrity, making it into a residence that suits the needs of a family. The lush vegetation that embraces the house was left intact and enhanced to give it both an intimate appearance and the setting that seems most appropriate for a late 19th century dwelling."
Persons associated with the property include: Issac Thomas Heard (former owner); Jim Robinson (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Caffey (née Cazenove Miller, former owners); Jeff Tilden (architect and garden designer, 1994).
This folder includes plans, correspondence, description of the 1997 Preservation Award from Historic Augusta, Inc., slide list, garden description and worksheet from Katharine P. Mackie.