Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Visiting President Snow's Mansion a.k.a. The Swan House

The Atlanta area gives movie fans a lot of famous locations featured in some very famous movies. You've got the Driving Miss Daisy house, the Fried Green Tomatoes cafe, and in a few months a building at Laura's university, Clayton State University, will be featured as the S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters in Captain America 3: Civil War

We recently visited another famous location in northern Atlanta that was featured in the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. This was the Swan House and it was the set for the mansion of President Snow (played by Donald Sutherland) where Katniss and Peeta attend a party with Effie. 

The Swan House was built in 1928 and features Renaissance revival architecture with a Classical facade. The Inman Family built the home and family members lived there until 1965 when the Atlanta Historical Society purchased it. It is now a part of the Atlanta History Center which also has an impressive museum about the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. 

Here are a few photos from the film and the Swan House for comparison. As you can see there isn't a long path down the property as it was shown in the film. 

Here's another shot of the back yard of the house bathed in purple for the movie. 

I took this photo from the second floor of the mansion looking out onto the steps and water fountain. 

And here are Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, and Josh Hutcherson walking up those same steps and taking a closer look it seems like the fountain is directly behind them and Elizabeth Banks' huge dress.

In the new few days, I'll do another post of random photos I took from the tour around the house.

1 comment:

  1. Our event could not have gone more smoothly. Huge thanks to the amazing managers for their consummate professionalism and outstanding hospitality. We look forward to many more years at the lovely venues here.