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The Old House of Dolvin

Rachel Platt, and her husband Ryan, recently purchased the historic home of Emily Dolvin in Downtown Roswell. This month the renovation and preservation of this home was featured in Living Northside Magazine, June/July 2017 Summer Issue.

For this insider’s guide to local landmarks, Ms. Platt shared a tip for the publication’s readers when renovating historic landmarks. “Owners who want to preserve historic neighborhoods and renovate older homes must keep in mind that there can be limitations on what can be changed.” To read this article, and see her full insider tip, please click here: The Dolvin House Roswell GA


Platt Law Celebrates Renovation of The Dovlin House with Ribbon-Cutting

The Platt Law Firm hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its recently renovated office location, The Dolvin House.

“We wanted to celebrate the end of the renovations to this historic home,” said Rachel Platt, co-owner and owner of The Platt Law Firm.  “The ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house marked the beginning of our promise to maintain and preserve this local treasure.”

Roswell Mayor Jere Woods, City Council members, and members of Roswell, Inc facilitated the ribbon-cutting. Mayor Woods and Emily Dolvin’s daughter, Mary Lee Bagwell, made ceremonial remarks.

“We felt honored to have members from the Dolvin and Carter families present. The Dolvin House is now home to four law firms. This event is a culmination for months of work to restore this historic home,” said Ryan Goodman, co-owner.

In January 2017, Ryan and Rachel received the Roswell Preservation Award from the Roswell Historical Society for restoring the Dolvin House at 138 Bulloch Ave., in Roswell’s Historic District.

“It has an old-time, old-school feeling with a big front porch on a quiet street of historic homes,” said Platt, whose family law practice settled into its new old space in mid-October. “I always thought I’d want to practice law in a place like this. It feels like an office. I hope the street and the neighborhood can maintain its character.”

Jimmy Carter’s Roswell White House

Emily Dolvin lived at this home for most of her life, after her marriage to William Jasper Dolvin in 1938. The home was a wedding gift from William’s parents. Emily was active in civic organizations and projects throughout her life. She is fondly called “Aunt Sissy” by President Jimmy Carter.

The Dolvin House is located across the street from Mimosa Hall, listed by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the state’s 10 most imperiled sites. This building is part of the Roswell Historic District which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The home is next to Bulloch Hall, the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt’s mother, Mittie.