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Thursday, October 14th, 2010

A Little Cottage Mystery Answered

Becky

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My friend Wicki and I walk around her neighborhood, Ormewood, a lot, and she’s told me about some sort of poetry club’s cottage that we could never seem to find. I was so excited to find the answers in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution yesterday. The 100 year anniversary of the Burns Cottage is happening this year. The cottage was built by Robert Burns fans a century ago of granite (the thatched roof was replaced with shingles a few years back for practical purposes). It is “a building unique in the world: the only exact replica of the Robert Burns cottage near Alloway, Scotland.”

I’m a sucker for stories about mysterious structures. Not since Lex Luthor had his castle imported on Smallville (yes, I’m a Smallville nerd) have I seen such a fun example of importing a bit of architectural inspiration from Scotland to the U.S.A. Now I know where it is and there are some rare opportunities for non-members to get inside. The Burns Society is having several events to celebrate the Centennial of the building of their clubhouse. To learn more, check out the whole article here. The pictures from the article were not available online today, but luckily, the poetryfoundation.org had a post with this picture included:

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