Mike Terry, Historian of the Taylor-Brawner Foundation, and author of the book, “A Simpler Time: The Story of the Taylor-Brawner House and Brawner Hospital,” presented today at the First Sunday lecture series. The event was hosted at the restored 1890 Taylor-Brawner House on Atlanta Rd.
Mr. Terry gave a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable 90-minute narrative on the history of one of Smyrna’s most historic structures. Jonquils, the small daffodils that are the city’s signature flower and emblem, were introduced to the area by the Taylors. The Brawner family built the famous mental health center, which is now a city park, behind the home in the early 20th century.
FOSL thanks Mr. Terry for his leadership with the home’s restoration and a great presentation today!
The "First Sunday Lecture" series is sponsored by the Friends of Smyrna Library. Learn more at www.friendsofsmyrnalibrary.org.