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The History of The Camellia House


Construction began in 1905 by William S. Cobb, Sr, and his wife, Berry.  Mr. Cobb was the owner of a fertilizer manufacturing company here in Tifton.  He later became involved in Real Estate with Captain Henry Tift. 


The Cobbs wanted to build a home that would impress others and be a comfortable home for their growing family.  The builder of the house is reported to be a 'Mr. Westbrook".  

The home features its iconic three-story turret with original blown curved glass,  hardwood floors, layers of detailed crown molding, Mastercraftsman hand-carved woodwork, and original stained glass. The wrap-around porch boasts 18 restored Corinthian columns. 

Over the home's 118-year history,  it has housed an art studio, dance studio, and law office.    Yet, the heart of this beauty has always been a home.  

The Raeder-Anderson Family is proud and humbled to be the home's most current residents.  They are dedicated to maintaining the beauty of the home for Tifton's next generation.  

Welcome to our Home. 

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1020 College Avenue, N

Tifton, GA  31794


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Happy Birthday Mike!

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As a guest of the Camellia House, photos and/or videos taken in the home or on the grounds may be taken for use in the Camellia House marketing materials and/or distribution to media outlets for promotion. When you and your guests visit, you thereby irrevocably grant Camellia House, LLC., the photographer or his/her affiliates, licensees, agents and assigns, the unrestricted right to use your likeness (or the likeness of any minor in your care) in photographs and video and to distribute such photographs and video for editorial, trade, advertising or other purposes in any manner or medium, whether now or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity.

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