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South's Finest, LLC
P.O. Box 5014

512 S. Washington St.
Quitman GA, 31643
Phone: (229 )605-9924

FAX: (229) 605-9901
southsfinest@
windstream.net

Converse Dalton House - Valdosta Georgia

Replicating the balustrade system for the famous historical Converse Dalton House in downtown Valdosta Georgia required South's Finest, LLC to pass an extensive review by The Lowndes County Historical Society. Most members insisted on reproducing this ornate and complex railing system in authentic heart pine. Our successes with historical reproductions prevailed over the accuracy, cost and time frame of that approach. By restoring what could be salvaged, and then reproducing each piece in handmade FRP, the resulting balustrade is better than new. We were congratulated by the community for accomplishing a hard task in FRP rather than the beautiful but vulnerable indigenous wood used so extensively in the past. It is impossible to tell without physically knocking on the balustrade that it is not heart pine.

We have also replicated the look and feel of many types of stone for historically accurate restorations.

This Neoclassical style home was built in 1902 by Thomas Briggs Converse, Sr. The O.D. Dalton family and Mrs. Dalton’s sister, Miss Vallie Ferrell, purchased the house in 1925. The Valdosta Junior Service League purchased the home from the Dalton heirs in 1982 to serve as their headquarters. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 28, 1983.

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South's Finest, LLC
P.O. Box 5014

512 S. Washington St.
Quitman GA, 31643
Phone: (229 )605-9924

FAX: (229) 605-9901
southsfinest@windstream.net