The Isaac Roberts House, which sits on 2.8 acres on the north side of Roberts Drive near Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, was nominated January 26 to be placed on the National Registry of Historic Places by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division.
The house was built by “Ike” Roberts, the only engineer of the train that ran from Chamblee through Dunwoody and down to the Chattahoochee River from 1880 to 1921.
The present owners of the Victorian Queen Anne home since 1961, Ruby and Lloyd Pittman, asked the Dunwoody Preservation Trust to help them apply for National Register status for the home, which has 11-foot ceilings, eight fireplaces and three chimneys. The archways, gable details and stained glass windows of the home have been preserved, while some interior features have been modernized.
The Roberts House is the second historic structure to be nominated by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. The first was the Cheek Spruill House in 1997.