Union Point Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program (UPDDA)

Here are some of our unique and beautiful buildings and homes you can see while visiting Union Point...

Hawthorne Heights

The garden of this old mansion once contained a plant for every letter of the alphabet. Built in 1867 by James Brook Hart whose wife Mariah Virginia Collier Hart founded the Wayside Home.

Wayside Home Park

The marker in this small park memorializes the fourteen Union Point women who ran the Wayside Home, serving over one million meals to sick and wounded Civil War Soldiers.

Hopewell Haven

One of Union Point's oldest homes, it housed civil war soldiers when the Wayside Home was full and overflowing.

Wisteria Cemetery

This historic cemetery contains the burial site of seventeen Civil War soldiers who died in the Union Point Wayside Home. Several ladies of
the Wayside Home who nursed them sleep nearby. The gate posts are
from the old Union Point train depot.


Seat of the Carlton family, who have resided in Union Point since 1803.


This Queen Anne style manision was built in 1888 by Judge John Collier Hart, Attoney General of Georgia in 1888. Rosemont takes its name from an extensive planting of the Cecil Breuner Rose.

First Presbyterian Church

Historic First Presbyterian Church, organized in 1872, is well known for its magnificent Tiffany windows which rival any in Europe.

Old Clock Tower

A very agreeable feature of the Union Point downtown landscape whose chimes and stained glass are beloved by many.