February 23, 2008


Filed under: Colonial Revival — lessie @ 3:01 pm

I’ve known Linley Park since I moved to Anderson. A beautiful swath of green between two one-way streets. Its an enormous median, really, with two ball fields, a playground, a picnic shelter.

Only in the last couple of years though had I heard of “the Lindley House.” Walking by the house, I noticed this engraving in the concrete. The Lindly House faces the park on a small hill in granduer. Were the Lindleys old landowners? Real estate developers?



  1. What a grand house, Lessie. One would feel privileged to go inside.

    Comment by annie — February 24, 2008 @ 3:38 am

  2. One day I would like my name caste in stone. Before then I will have to do something worthy of the honor.

    Comment by Denton — February 24, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

  3. John Linley was an architect in Anderson. He designed many houses around town. My husband grew up in one on Moultrie Square. It’s the three story one with the large side yard. It is sort of a Charleston style home. Anyway, once you see one Linley home, you can spot the others. He was known for developing neighborhoods with large, grassy, parklike medians (i.e. Moultrie Square, Jackson Square, etc.) Most of his homes had the brick walls with the keyholes (can’t remember what those are called).

    Linley wrote several books on architecture, and I believe he taught at UGA.

    Comment by Annaliza Moorhead — June 6, 2008 @ 8:22 pm

  4. I also meant to say that the house above was once 4 apartments. My aunt and uncle lived there in the 60’s, I believe.

    Comment by Annaliza Moorhead — June 6, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

  5. I’m attempting to research John Linley Sr., of Home Realty in Anderson, who apparently built and developed several city properties in the mid 20th Century, as well as his son John W. Linley who later became A UGA professor. Often father & son’s work is confused one with the other. Are you able to offer any local source leads on this subject? Thank you.

    Comment by Reneau de Beauchamp — November 16, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

    • John Linley Sr is my great-grandfather (my mother’s mom’s father)..I know for a fact that my mother would be very interested in helping you out. I have set for any follow up comments to notify me via email.

      Comment by Bob Cooper — February 27, 2010 @ 12:47 am

  6. John Linley Sr. is my great-grandfather as well (so Bob, I guess that makes us cousins). My grandmother, his daughter, is still alive and might be able to help out with information as well.

    Comment by Sarah — May 10, 2011 @ 3:57 am

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