A Simpler Time

By Michael Terry

“Every generation should preserve a portion of their past so that their children and grandchildren will have the opportunity to appreciate the people and places of a much simpler time”.  That pronouncement made to several officials of the City of Smyrna, Georgia began the formidable historic preservation project that would culminate in the saving of the historic Taylor-Brawner House, inclusion of the house and Brawner Hospital on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places, and completion of this fascinating history book.

After several years of in-depth research, author Mike Terry has chronicled the true stories of the Taylor and Brawner families as they moved from rural Virginia and Georgia, to become respected community leaders in Atlanta and Smyrna.  With input from numerous former employees and several Taylor and Brawner family members and with the assistance of a talented genealogist, Terry has compiled and blended many captivating stories and never-seen-before photos and historical documents into an engaging story of life in an era that many people considered A Simpler Time.

Commissioned by the Taylor-Brawner House Foundation, this publication tells the story of one of the Atlanta area’s most historic homes. 192 pages with over 100 historic images, indexed, in cloth cover.


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$4.00 for shipping. Payable To:

Taylor-Brawner House Foundation, Inc.
c/o Mike Terry
3480 Pinetree Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080

All proceeds benefit the Taylor-Brawner House Foundation