September 30, 2011
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Scott Holtzclaw, president of the Gwinnett Historical Society, holds a copy of the oldest known photo of the Elisha Winn House in front of the restored home on Thursday afternoon. The house was built in 1812 by Winn. Restorations were completed by the Gwinnett Historical Society in 1986.
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman A room on display at the Elisha Winn House in Dacula.
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Artifacts have been donated to the Gwinnett Historical Society to represent different time periods in the 1800s.
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman The parlor and sitting room at the Elisha Winn House is decorated to represent the Thomas family ownership period from about 1850-1880. The first court sessions and the first voting for Gwinnett County were held in this room in early 1819. The court hearings were eventually moved to the barn. The sofa was donated by Alice Winn Peeples Strickland, the great-great granddaughter of Elisha Winn.
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DACULA — Although he is arguably the most important founding father of Gwinnett County, Elisha Winn is mostly still a mysterious figure. What is known comes mostly from what was left behind: historical records and local government files.