Win $100,000 for Lapham-Patterson House

Through an online voting contest, the Lapham-Patterson House is eligible to win a $100,000 grant from Coca-Cola and your help is needed!

The national or state park with the most votes will receive a $100,000 grant from Coca-Cola.  You can vote as many times as you like until 8/31.    VOTE NOW!   If you have problems with this link, go to, click the "Vote for your park!" button and follow the instructions. 

While the Lapham-Patterson House is not a typical park, it is a unit of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.  The house is not currently open for regular tours due to the need for repairs and maintenance.  Contact the Historical Society for more information.

According to the Georgia State Parks website, “The Lapham-Patterson House is a monument to the imagination, creative engineering and craftsmanship of the Victorian Era. Fishscale shingles, oriental-style porch decorations, long-leaf pine inlaid floors, and a remarkable double-flue chimney with a walk-through stairway and cantilevered balcony exemplify the quality and skill of its Victorian creators. Due to its outstanding architectural significance, the Lapham-Patterson House was named a National Historic Landmark in 1975.”

The site offers numerous opportunities for individual exploration.  Its unique architecture can be explored for hours, with new things to see at each turn.  And an interpretive tour by the Thomas County Historical Society provides insights into Thomasville’s and the nation’s history during America’s gilded age.  Over the last thirty years, the Lapham Patterson House has been one of the major tourist attractions, along with the Big Oak and downtown Thomasville. 

The $100,000 grant is made possible by Coca-Cola's Live Positively initiative in partnership with the National Park Foundation.

To vote, simply click here and select the VOTE button for Lapham Patterson House.  If you have problems with this link, go to, click the "Vote for your park!" button and follow the instructions.  For every vote cast, Coca-Cola will also donate $1 to the National Park Foundation up to a total donation of $200,000.

Please vote now and often through August 31st! 

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