I recently bought a home last March in the downtown historic portion of our local town, Ellijay. On the deed it stated the house was built "1945?" Since there was a question mark I was curious to know if that was actually when it was built of if it was earlier or not. I went by the court house, tax assessors office, city hall, and even the Gilmer Historical Society. Almost all agreed that they thought the house was older than 1945 but I could not get any solid answers, other than that it was likely restored in 1945. I tried looking up previous owners but to no avail. I have attached a link to several pictures of the house and various aspects within, and I was hoping maybe someone on here could tell me at least roughly when the house may have been built.
Some basic information about the pictures: The foundation is brick and it seems to be soft fire brick at that. There is an underground cellar with dirt walls. All of the windows in the house have slightly wavy glass and most of them are 3 over 1 style, and all are rope drawn with counterweights. The upstairs windows and doors have interesting designs in their trim. Most of the door hardware is the old rim-lock style made by Yale Co (pictured in the first doorknob photo), but there are several styles throughout the house. Some of the doors have copper hinges made by Hager. The original walls seem to be bead board. There is an old cast-iron coal basket (looks like an 1880's style) in one fire place - This fireplace has been re-done, but the other two fireplaces (which are in bedrooms) are original. The brick in these two seem handcrafted. Also, the outdoor deck and porch both lean forward. I know that was done in the past, but not sure when they stopped making them that way. Thanks in advance!